Mihail Chemiakin
Mihail Chemiakin

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Name: Mihail Chemiakin
Occupation: Sculptor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 4, 1943
Age: 79
Country: Russia
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Mihail Chemiakin

Mihail Chemiakin was born on May 4, 1943 in Russia (79 years old). Mihail Chemiakin is a Sculptor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Mihail Chemiakinnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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Mihail Chemiakin spent his early years in East Germany where his father served. His family returned to the Soviet Union in 1957. He studied at the secondary school of art affiliated with the Il’ya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad, but was expelled from it in 1961 for «aesthetic deprivation» of classmates and failing to conform to Socialist Realism norms. Between 1959 and 1971 he did all kind of niche jobs and in-between took part in different art projects.


He later got a job at the Hermitage Museum. With his colleagues from the museum Chemiakin organized an exhibition in 1964, after which the director of the museum was fired and all the participants forced to resign. In 1967 he founded the group of artists called St. Petersburg. Together with the philosopher Vladimir Ivanov he created a treatise called Metaphysical Synthesism dedicated to «new forms of icon painting based on studying of religious art of all epochs and nations». He was subjected to forced psychiatric treatment and in 1971 he was exiled from the Soviet Union. According to Chemiakin, the KGB officer behind this actually saved him by offering to «quietly leave the country» with $50 in the pocket, because some people from the Artists' Union of the USSR insisted on his isolation.


He settled in France where he published Apollon-77, an almanac of post-Stalinist art, poetry, and photography. He moved to New York in 1981. Since the early 1990s he started visiting Russia once again, working on street shows by Slava Polunin, ballets by the Mariinsky Theatre, a TV series by Russia-K and other government-backed projects. In 2007 he returned to France where he currently resides.


In 2001, commissioned by the City of Moscow, Chemiakin created a monument "Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices", a group of sculptures in a park 2000 feet south of the Kremlin, behind the British Ambassador's residence. Other sculptures by Chemiakin include Peter the Great in St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress, Peter the Great in London, Monument to Victims of Terrorism in Vladikavkaz (North Ossetia), Vladimir Vysotsky in Samara, Russia.

Since roughly 2001, he has worked as an artistic designer on the Russian animated feature film Hoffmaniada. In 2001 he directed and designed an entirely new production of The Nutcracker for the Mariinsky Theater, where he also created a second ballet based on the same tale by Hoffman, "The Magic Nut". In 2010 the artist created a new production of "Coppelia" for the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater.


Chemiakin works in a broad range of media and subjects, as can be seen in the 2010 two-volume book on his art, Mihail Chemiakin (Azbooka publishers, St. Petersburg).

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Currently, Mihail Chemiakin is 80 years, 1 months and 2 days old. Mihail Chemiakin will celebrate 81st birthday on a Saturday 4th of May 2024. Below we countdown to Mihail Chemiakin upcoming birthday.


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70th birthday - Saturday, May 4, 2013

Artist Mihail Chemiakin Turns 70 Years Old

Mihail Chemiakin (aka Shemyakin) is celebrating his 70th birthday on May 4. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sent the artist a congratulatory telegram, the Russian government’s website

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