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Vladimir Klesov

Vladimir Klesov

Vladimir Klesov (1950, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russian SFSR) – a painter and an icon-painter.

Vladimir Klesov was born in the Urals, in the village of Magnitka of Zlatoust district. From 1965 to 1974 he had been living and studying in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). Klesov graduated from Alma-Ata Art Academy and receved a qualification of a theater artist. He worked in the opera studio by the conservatory as an art director. 

In 1974 he moved to Riga. From 1976 to 1982 he had been working as a scene-painter at the Russian Drama Theatre. Since 1982 his main occupation had been painting. Klesov was a member of the "Blue Door" group.  

Since 1995 his main occupation has been icon painting. 

His works were exhibited in Latvia, Spain, Germany and can be found in Russian museums. 

The most part of his paintings are kept in a private collection in Berlin. Separate works are in private collections in Kazakhstan, Russia, Izrael, the Netherlands, France. 

In 2000s he painted the walls of Riga Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ. 

Leonid Russ (Germany)


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