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Yelena Antimonova

Yelena Antimonova

Yelena Antimonova (1945, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR – 2002, Riga, Republic of Latvia) – an outstanding  graphic artist and water-colour painter.

In 1971 she graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts, the Department of Painting.

Seascape painter E. Kalninsh was the supervisor of her diploma work, she also studied serigraphy by a graphiс artist Joseph Elgurt.

In 1976 she was accepted into the Latvian Union of Artists.

Starting from 1969 Yelena Antimonova had been participating in exhibitions and held her personal exhibitions in Riga, (1974, 1982, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993), Tartu (1978), Poland (1978), Jurmala (1983, 1986), Venice (1991). Antimonova's works are known in Switzerland, Finland, Japan, Germany, Denmark, France.

Yelena Antimonova has demonstrated professionalism in all genres and techniques. She excelled in the gracefulness of ex-libris, sentimentality of water-colours, precision in graphics which was one of the main trends in her creative activities.

Yelena Antimonova decorated and illustrated more than 60 books, including classical world literature, fairy-tales, collections of poetry, and also minute books of Latvian dainas (A. Fet, S. Rubinchik, J. Rainis, W. Shakespear, Japanese fairy-tales, L. Zhdanova).

Yelena Antimonova composed three artistic albums.

She was a person of multiple talents and high artistic productivity.

Светлана Хаенко. Елена Антимонова (1993)

Светлана Хаенко. Елена Антимонова (2004)

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