Artist from Russia
Olga Dunayeva was born on March 30, 1960 in the very center of Moscow. From her home she could see the towers of the Kremlin and hear the ringing of its famous bells. Olga loves this enormous northern city with its surprising destiny, enigmatic history and unique culture.
Olga was influenced in her work by such famous artists as Tamara de Lempicka et Zinaida Serebryakova. She is fond of Art Nuvo and modernism. Olga admires the delicate lines, interweaving images and use of color by masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But Olga's work is distinguished by its contemporary, independent creative approach and the personal perceptions of the artist. "My favorite themes are Russian women, Russian ballet," Olga stated in an interview with the Russian newspapers "Komsomolskaya Pravda" and "Moscow News."
Olga studied at the prestigious Moscow Higher Art Academy (formerly the Stroganov Academy). She graduated from the monumental-decorative and applied arts faculty with a diploma in graphics. Olga has enjoyed a successful association with several Moscow periodicals where she is known as a talented illustrator. Her drawings and paintings, in oil and acrylic, can be found in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Slovenia, Croatia and Yugoslavia.
Olga’s art is admired for its sensitive beauty and wealth of emotion. Her work expresses sadness, joy, and touching humor. These moods are evident in her every brush stroke, in each elegant line of her pencil.
In March 1998 Olga Dunayeva became a member of the New Imperial Academy of Arts of Russia. Featured in numerous exhibits in Russia and abroad, Olga Dunayeva is preparing new personal and collective expositions in her beloved Moscow.