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EVGENY BARANOV AND LYDIA VELICHKO BARANOV

 

Evgeny Baranov and Lydia Velichko Baranov represent a unique combination of artists painting together - simultaneously, on the same canvas. A very small number of collaborative studio work examples can be found throughout the history of art, however, the Baranovs collaborate not only in the comfort of the studio, but in plein air as well. Working in a duet enables the artists to perform faster in the ever-changing plein air conditions and also to evaluate their own accomplishments in a more comprehensive and more critical manner.

The Baranovs demonstrate the mastery of psychological painting, their works show remarkable depth and saturation with feeling, both of these so often missing from contemporary paintings. Whether it is a portrait, a genre, a landscape or a still-life, -  all of these are within the Baranovs' capability range, touching one's soul, challenging one's mind, and not letting the beholder remain indifferent. It is not only their talents and tremendous ability to work hard, but also their broad education in art, architecture, philosophy and aesthetics that help the Baranovs find their ways in art. "An artist, first of all, is a person of comprehensive knowledge in many fields", according to the Baranovs. "Art is an endless process of learning - from nature, in a museum, with a book." During 15 years, the Baranovs have given instruction to a big number of students, both beginners and professional artists with university degrees in the field.

                                                          

The Baranovs are members of several national and international professional clubs and associations. Paintings by the Baranovs are offered at important galleries throughout the United States. Their works are represented in government, corporate and private collections in over a dozen countries of the world, often with more than ten major paintings accumulated in a single collection.

The Baranovs stand for FINE ART as opposed to MASS PRODUCTION. We are against the commercialization of art, - the Baranovs emphasize. Against cliches and templates, where the same images are traveling from one painting to another for the sake of commercial success. And even more so against mechanical mass reproduction. Although the freedom and many rewards of the artistic profession are somewhat enjoyable, each painting is born "in hard labor", and only then it may claim to be called "a work of art."

 

 

 

        PUBLICATIONS:

 

  • The Splendor of Carnevale di Venezia, "American Art Collector" Magazine, April 2007

  • Evgeny and Lydia Baranovs' Artistic Collaboration, "StarWords" by Susan Cantrell, 2006, 208 pp.

  • Joint Works from Husband and Wife Team, "American Art Collector" Magazine, November 2006

  • Two Minds, One Vision, "Art of the West" Magazine, March-April 2001

  • The Best Art of 2000 Competition Winners, "The Artist's Magazine", December 2000

  • Painting The Figure, "Southwest Art", November 2000

  • Creativity Times Two, "The Artist's Magazine", September 2000

  • Numerous articles in various newspapers, including Monterey County Herald, 

    San Jose Mercury News, Anchorage Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Alaska Star,

    and others

 

 

        IMPORTANT COMMISSIONS:

  • Series of 12 landscapes of the Tehama Golf Course for Clint Eastwood's Tehama Country Club, 1998
  • Large format landscapes for Mr. and Mrs. Clint Eastwood, 1998
  • Portrait of Justice Rabinowitz for Alaska Court System, 1998
  • Portraits for a number of prominent people in the US, 1990-1998
  • Four portraits of Alexi the 2nd, Holy Patriarch of Russia, 1987
  • Family portraits for diplomats from France, Germany, Finland and Colombia, formerly accredited in Moscow, Russia, 1987-1990

 

        RECENT DUO-EXHIBITS:

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, October 2008

  • "Russian Romance", The Baranovs Two Artists Exhibit, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, August 2008

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, October 2007

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Palm Desert, California, March 2007

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, October 2006

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Palm Desert, California, April 2006

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, June 2005

  • The Baranovs Two Artists Exhibit, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, April 2005

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, May 2004

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, August 2003

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, August 2002

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, August 2001

  • "Russian Realism Comes to California" - Two-Artists Exhibit, Morseburg Galleries, West Hollywood, California October 2000

  • The Baranovs Two Person Show, Jones and Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, September 2000

  • Two-Artists Exhibit, Gallerie Amsterdam, Carmel, California, October 1999

  • From Russia to America" - Two-Artists Exhibit, Morseburg Galleries, West Hollywood, California, July 1999

 

IMPORTANT COLLECTORS:

  • Private, corporate and government collections in The United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Finland and Colombia, including the Royal Family of the United Kingdom, the Hearst Family, the Clint Eastwood family, the Clint Eastwood Tehama Country Club,  the Russian Patriarchy, Alaska Court System, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Russian-Alaskan Academy of Music and Fine Arts, and others.

 

REPRESENTED BY:

  • Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel, California
  • Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Palm Desert, California
  • Reflection Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fountainside Gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • St. Pierre Galleries in Anchorage, Alaska

 

BIOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

                                                     PADI Divemaster Candidate

 

    

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