Valeriy Gridnev

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(Russian, b.1956)

Born in 1956 in Siberia, Valeriy Gridnev came to St. Petersburg in 1982, making it his home. He was educated at an art college in Sverdlovsk and the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg. He also took an advanced course of studies at the USSR Academy of Arts. His graduation project—the painting Early Years—won him a prestigious prize—the Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts.

 

A member of the Russian Artists’ Federation since 1991, Valeriy is a painter with a strong lyrical vein. He has a keen eye for the evasive detail, be it in a portrait, a still life, or pictorial composition.
Valeriy’s paintings may be found in various private collections in St. Petersburg, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Poland and the United States.

 


Alicia Posing
Oil/Canvas
31" x 16"

Alexandra, La Toque Rouge
Oil/Canvas
22" x 18"

Alexandra Knitting
Oil/Canvas
32" x 30"

Getting Ready, Alexandra
Pastel
36" x 24"

Graceful Kaleriya
Oil/Canvas
31" x 16"

Discussing the Performance, Katya and Marina
Pastel
26" x 20"

Katya and Marina Reflecting
Pastel
26" x 20"

Katya and Marina Sharing Thoughts
Pastel
26" x 20"

Marina After Rehearsal
Pastel
26" x 20"

Marina Before Practice
Pastel
26" x 20"

A Short Break for Marina
Pastel
26" x 20"

Marina at Rest
Charcoal
28" x 20"

Marina Resting
Pastel
26" x 20"

Olga Before Practice
Pastel
30" x 22"