Andrei Mironov (painter)
Andrei Mironov in his studio, 2013
|Known for||Portrait painting, religious painting|
Andrei Nikolayevich Mironov (Russian: Андре́й Никола́евич Миро́нов; born 20 April 1975) is a Russian artist. He is known mainly as a portrait painter, though he also works a lot in the genre of religious painting.
Early life and education
His father was a Soviet militia officer. Born in Ryazan, Andrei moved with his family to Ivdel (Sverdlovsk Oblast) in 1983. He graduated from a local secondary school in 1990 and in the same year he returned to his native city. One year later, he began to study at the PTU-3 in Ryazan. In the meantime, Mironov prepared himself to enter the Ryazan College of Art. However, because his conscription into the Russian Army, he received his diploma in industrial design before completing the full PTU program.
Work and reception
Being self-educated in painting, he works a lot as a portraitist after 2005. Already in 2007, he won the title "Profi" at Russian Art Week in Moscow. Later he participates in many exhibitions and increases the number of his clients.
His participation in the First Chechen War as well as his police work has had a considerable influence on his artistic development. The artist defined Christianity as "the main theme of his oeuvres". Some critics compare the "strangeness" of his paintings with the impression of the old masters' works.
- 2007 Russian Art Week, Moscow
- 2008 Death motifs in contemporary art, VVC, Moscow
- 2008 Gravitation, Central House of Artists, Moscow
- 2008 6th Vasily Popkov Exhibition, Central Cinema House, Moscow
- 2011 Doors, Local history museum, Kashira
- 2014, Seventh day, Youth movement history museum, Ryazan.
- "Живописный милиционер" (in Russian). Argumenty i Fakty. 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
- Зоя Мозалёва (3 March 2008). "Рембрандт в погонах" (PDF) (in Russian). Russkiy Mir Foundation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
- Любовь Кантаржи (September 2008). "Незарытый талант" (in Russian). Foma (magazine). Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
- "Частная коллекция. Андрей Миронов" (in Russian). Журнал "Антураж". 2009. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
- Иван Магер (November 2008). "В духе старинных мастеров" (in Russian). The Moscow Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
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