Gallery 901

Traditional- Modern - Contemporary - Encaustic - Sculpture

Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please feel free to contact Sherry Ikeda to schedule a private showing at 559-304-7264. 

Vitold Smukrovich

Vitold Smukrovich’s art is characterized by lyrical treatment of his subjects –mostly flowers, landscapes, and romantic figurative paintings. The art he creates blends a mix of Russian realistic school, French impressionism and influences of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Two artists that greatly influenced him were Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and Russian (later American) artist Nikolay Feshin.

Vitold was born in 1967 in St Petersburg, Russia. At age twelve h was accepted and in 1986 he graduated from The Ioganson School for exceptionally gifted in art children, was accepted at the I.E.Repin Academy of Fine Art, Painting and Sculpture and graduated with honors from the Academy in 1994. Upon graduation Vitold was accepted into a prestigious Union of Russian Artists.

A partial list of exhibitions:

1994 – Group exhibition “Young Masters” in the Museum of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia

1995    – Personal show at the German Cultural Center, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

– Personal show at Imatra’s town Cultural Center “Kosken Galeria”, Finland.

1996    – Touring show in three galleries of Finland.

- Annual expositions, Exposition Hall of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists.

1997    - Annual exposition, Exposition Hall of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists.

-          Personal show in the Gallery of the Academy, St Petersburg, Russia

1998    - Annual exposition, Exposition Hall of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists.

-          Personal show in the Cultural Center “Pushkinskaia-10” in St Petersburg, Russia

1999    - Annual expositions, Exposition Hall of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists.

– Annual exposition, Moscow International Salon in the Central House of Artists.

2000  – Annual exposition, Moscow International Salon in the Central House of Artists.

-          Personal show in “Novi Art” Gallery in Kiev, Ukraine

-          Two-artist show in the museum of the Tbilisi Art Academy, Tbilisi, Georgia

-          Personal show in the city gallery-museum in Shanghai, China

-          Group show in Delft Art Centre, Holland

 

2001    – Annual exposition, Moscow International Salon in the Central House of Artists.

- Personal show at the Art Centre “World art Delft”, Delft, The Netherlands.

- Museum exposition “Russian art – new generation”, Het SlotZeist, The Netherlands.

- Personal show in Gala Gallery, Turku, Finland

2002    – Annual exposition, Moscow International Salon in the Central House of Artists.

- Museum exposition “Russian art – new generation”, Het SlotZeist, The Netherlands.

- Personal show in the city gallery / museum in Kharkov, Ukraine

Personal show in Bohemian gallery in Carmel, USA *

In 2002 Carmel Art Council had a contest for “best paintings of the season” and Vitold’s painting won Grand Prix award.

2003 – Group show in Gallerie Du Soleil, Naples, Florida, USA

-          Personal show in “New World” gallery in Szechuan, China

-          Personal show in MARTART gallery Helsinki, FINLAND

2004    - ArtExpo, New-York, USA.

-          Personal show in the Contemporary Master gallery, Lahaina, Hawaii USA

-          Best of the show award at the juried exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary art, Tbilisi, Georgia

-          Personal show in the Academy of Art, Kiev, Ukraine

-          Personal show in Gallery OD Art Delft , the Netherlands

2005    – ArtExpo, NY, USA

-          Personal show in Gallerie Du Soleil, Naples, FL USA

-          Personal show in Bohemian Gallery, Carmel, CA USA

-          Personal show in Kunst in de Kop Art Center, Groningen, the Netherlands

2006 – Personal show in Chintaw Gallery, Hong Kong

-          Three artists exhibition in the I.I.Brodskiy's branch of Russian museum, St Petersburg, Russia

-          Personal show in Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida, USA 2006

-          Best of the show award at the Nizhni Novgorod State Art Museum, Novgorod, Russia

 

2007 – Personal show in the Dalian Museum of Fine art (two paintings purchased by the Museum), Dalian, China

-          Personal show in the Beijing Art Center, Beijing, China

-          Personal show in Ouyide gallery Beijing China

2008 – Personal show in Gala Gallery, Turku, Finland

-          Group show in Galerie Du Soleil, Naples, USA

2009 - Personal exhibition in the Gallery/Museum of the Academy, St Petersburg, Russia

-          Personal show in the Helsinki City Art Gallery & Museum, Helsinki, Finland

-          Sold out show in Aratong Gallery, Singapore.

2010 – Sold out show in Ouyide gallery Beijing, China

2011                    – Sold out show in Oy De gallery, Beijing, China

2012-2016 – annual shows in Beijing, China

2017 - Personal exhibition in the Gallery/Museum of the Academy, St Petersburg, Russia

Vitold’s work is collected around the world, by prominent patrons in Russia, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, France, Holland, Norway and Finland.

His paintings are in the collections of the former President of Russia Boris Eltzin; the creator of the Perestroika in Russia Anatoly Chubais; Mayor of St Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak and many Russian oligarchs and government officials.  

Asia gave huge boost to Vitold’s fame. His prices skyrocketed especially during the end of the first decade of the new millennium when he had a series of sold-out shows in Beijing. His larger paintings (30x60”) sold now for $50,000 to $100,000, and his 30x48”, 36x48” and 40x40” oils average $35,000 - $45,000. 

Administration of the President of the Russian Federation commissioned Vitold to create two paintings (beautiful and delicate “head portraits”) for the Presidential summer residence in St Petersburg).

 

 

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