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Mihail Chemiakin Art

Russian, b. 1943

Mihail Chemiakin was born in Moscow in 1943, grew up in occupied East Germany, and returned to Russia in 1957 where he was admitted to the Special High School of the Repin Academy of Art in Leningrad. Chemiakin was expelled from art school for failing to conform to Socialist Realist norms and from 1959–71 worked as a laborer in various capacities. Chemiakin was subjected to compulsory treatment at a mental institution, which was a standard way of dealing with ideological dissidents at that time. For five years, Chemiskin worked on the maintenance crew of the Hermitage Museum. In 1967, Chemiakin founded the St. Petersburg Group and developed the philosophy of Metaphysical Synthesism, dedicated to the creation of a new form of icon painting based on the study of religious art of all ages and peoples. In 1971, Chemiakin was forced out of the USSR by the Soviet authorities. Chemiakin settled first in France, then moved to New York City in 1981. In 1989, the return of Chemiakin's work to post-Communist Russia began with the first exhibition of his work there since his exile. Subsequently, Chemiakin continued to show his work there and has installed three monuments in St. Petersburg, to Peter the Great, to the Victims of Political Repressions and the Architects and Builders of St. Petersburg. In Moscow, Chemiakin's 15 figure sculptural ensemble, Children - Victims of the Sins of Adults, was commissioned by Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov as a gift to the city and dedicated in 2001. In London, Chemiakin's sculpture commemorating Peter the Great's embassy to England in 1698, stands on the banks of the Thames River. In New York Chemiakin's Cybele, the Goddess of Fertility stands on Prince Street in SoHo. A sculpture from the Carnival at St. Petersburg series is on permanent display in Paris and a version of Peter the Great is in the collection of the Chateau de Vascoueil - Musée Michelet in Normandy, France. The research begun in the 1960s into the art of all ages and peoples has developed into a collection of millions of images organized into technical, historical and philosophical categories which has earned Chemiakin five Honorary Doctorates and are the basis for his Institute of the Philosophy and Psychology of Art. Chemiakin's life-long love of theatre resulted in his new staging of Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, which premiered at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater on February 12, 2001 to enthusiastic reviews by audience and critics alike. Chemiakin works in a broad range of media and on themes ranging from the theatrical to the philosophical, creating series such as Carnival at St. Petersburg, Still Life, Metaphysical Heads, Angels of Death and most recently, Biospheres and a 50-figure sculptural composition, The Death of Kings. Chemiakin's work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Sao Paolo Museum of Art (Brazil), the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Yad Vashem and the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, as well as smaller museums throughout Russia and the United States.

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Artist: Mihail Chemiakin
Russian Surrealist Serigraph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Untitled Medium: Serigraph on Japon, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 13/225 Image Size: 20 x 17 inches Size: 30 in. x 21 in...
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1980s Surrealist Mihail Chemiakin Art

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Strange Rider from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Strange Rider from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 30...
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RITES OF SPRING
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand Signed and Numbered by the Artist in Pencil. Certificate of Authenticity Included. Artwork in Excellent Condition. Edition of 150. All reasonable offers will be considered.
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"Harlequin", Lithograph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Harlequin Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 75 Image Size: 20 x 17.5 inches Size: 30 x 21...
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Whispers from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Whispers from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 300 Ima...
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"Escargot", Surreal Lithograph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
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Non Conformist Russian Cast Paper Sculpture Lithograph Mihail Chemiakin Artwork
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Surfside, FL
Framed 41 x 33.5 image 30 x 22.5 Mihail Mikhailovich Chemiakin (or Shemyakin, Russian: Михаил Михайлович Шемякин, born 4 May 1943) is a Russian painter, stage designer, sculptor a...
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Post Soviet Non Conformist Russian Cast Paper Sculpture
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Surfside, FL
Mihail Mikhailovich Chemiakin (or Shemyakin, Russian: Михаил Михайлович Шемякин, born 4 May 1943) is a Russian painter, stage designer, sculptor and publisher, and a controversial re...
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1980s Surrealist Mihail Chemiakin Art

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Composition 25 from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Composition 25 from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 3...
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Untitled II from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Untitled II from Carnival of St. Petersburg Suite Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 300 ...
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Man with Pipe
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Man with Pipe Year: 1989 Medium: Pastel on Paper, signed l.r. Size: 61 x 41 inches [154.94 x 104.14 cm] Frame Size: 70.75 x 51 inches
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Post Soviet Non Conformist Russian Cast Paper Sculpture
By Mihail Chemiakin
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Mihail Mikhailovich Chemiakin (or Shemyakin, Russian: Михаил Михайлович Шемякин, born 4 May 1943) is a Russian painter, stage designer, sculptor and publisher, and a controversial re...
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"Nature Morte", Lithograph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Harlequin Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 68/78 Image Size: 18 x 25 inches Size: 21.5 x...
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Still Life with Fish and Knife
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin – Russian (1943- ) Title: Still Life with Fish and Knife Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Color Lithograph on Japon paper Image size: 18 x 26 inches Framed size: 28....
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"Metaphysical Head", Lithograph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Metaphysical Head Year: Circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 78/300 Image Size: 23.5 x 21.5 inches...
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Carnaval De Saint Petersbourg
By Mihail Chemiakin
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Mihail Chemiakin (Russia/France/US, born 1943) Title: Carnaval De Saint Petersbourg Medium: Color lithograph Edition: Numbered 243/275 in pencil Paper: Wove Image size: ...
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Nature-Morte Lithograph by Mihail Chemiakin
By Mihail Chemiakin
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Artist: Mihail Chemiakin, Russian (1943 - ) Title: Nature Morte Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencill Edition: 26/225 Image Size: 18 x 25 inches Frame Size: 28 x 35.5 in...
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Untitled (Edition 195/225)
By Mihail Chemiakin
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Mihail Chemiakin (Russian b. 1943) "Untitled" Edition 195/225, Abstract Lithograph signed and numbered in pencil, 29.25 x 20.25, Late 20th Century, 1976 Colors: Teal, Maroon, Black,...
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