Russian painter and illustrator Oleg Vassiliev is considered one of the most important figures in contemporary Russian art. Having received a variety of different international accolades which includes a prize from the Russian Ministry of Culture, Vassiliev moved to Minnesota in the 1990’s. The Museum of Russian Art is currently doing a retrospective of his work which happens to correspond with his 80th birthday.

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Artist web site: http://tmora.org