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Georgy Kurasov

Georgy Kurasov was born in 1958 in the USSR, in what was then Leningrad. He still lives and works in the same place, but now the country is Russia and the city is called St Petersburg.

Georgy spent his childhood on the Petrograd Side, to the north of the city, in a tiny little flat with windows that looked out onto an even tinier courtyard. As far as he recalls, he modeled things in play dough and drew resting on the vast wooden windowsills. At the age of thirteen his mother put him in the art school under the umbrella of the Academy of Arts. At the interview it was politely explained that there was nothing for Georgy in the painting department since he had a total lack of feeling for color. So they suggested Georgy Kurasov join the sculpture class.

In some way he was pleased, since all the painted images they showed him seemed terribly boring, and Georgy had great interest in form.

In 1977 Georgy Kurasov entered the sculpture department of the Academy of Arts. He spent six years in the vast studio of a building erected during the time of Catherine the Great, in the late 18th century. Those narrow, incredibly high vaulted corridors, the vast studios, everything was inhabited by the ghosts of long dead masters of ages past, whose influence was very real. The Academy was a solid amalgamation of temple to and prison of the arts. Yet those years in the Academy were the best years of his life. Nearly all Georgy’s friends and colleagues date from those years.

It was then that Georgy met his wonderful Zina, who was later to occupy nearly all his space, both physical, in his life, and creative, in his works.

It was not the easiest of times. In order to take part in exhibitions you had to have something to display. And in order to create that something to display, you had to have a place in which to create it. Georgy had nowhere. At last, however, he managed to join the happy ranks of members of the Union of Artists, was allocated his tiny studio, and he was at the very peak of happiness.

Georgy Kurasov started to paint, but it soon became clear that selling his pictures for any acceptable price was going to be impossible, and so he had to feed his family by producing small pastels which Georgy sold through small galleries.

In 1993 his works were first exhibited in the USA. Since then, Georgy Kurasov have exhibited and sold his paintings exclusively in North America.

Americans see Georgy Kurasov as a Russian artist, Russians as an American artist. Painters think he is a sculptor. Sculptors are sure he is a painter. And when Georgy Kurasov thinks of it, he rather like this borderline existence. Perhaps it what makes it possible to be himself, to be unlike anyone else.

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Lera <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
28 x 24

Lera
Mixed Media on Canvas
28 x 24

In the Cafe<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
39 x 31

In the Cafe
Mixed Media on Canvas
39 x 31

Love Letter <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 30

Love Letter
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 30

The Abduction of Europa<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
32 x 40

The Abduction of Europa
Mixed Media on Canvas
32 x 40

Annunciation<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 30

Annunciation
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 30

The Return<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
38 x 38

The Return
Mixed Media on Canvas
38 x 38

Gipsy Dancer<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 32

Gipsy Dancer
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32

Birth of Myth<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 40<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)<br />

Birth of Myth
Original Oil on Canvas
40 x 40
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Game <br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
33 x 27 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Game
Original Oil on Canvas
33 x 27
(Custom size reproductions available)

Moonlight<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40.5 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Moonlight
Original Oil on Canvas
40.5 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Classical Dance <br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Classical Dance
Original Oil on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tango Jazz<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 30 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tango Jazz
Original Oil on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Odalesque <br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
32 x 40 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Odalesque
Original Oil on Canvas
32 x 40
(Custom size reproductions available)

Sunny Dreams<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Sunny Dreams
Original Oil on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Business Brunch<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
38 x 38 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Business Brunch
Original Oil on Canvas
38 x 38
(Custom size reproductions available)

Girl and Captain<br />
Original Oil on Canvas <br />
37 x 31 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Girl and Captain
Original Oil on Canvas
37 x 31
(Custom size reproductions available)

Expectations<br />
Original Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Expectations
Original Oil on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Judgement of Paris<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
41 x 41<br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Judgement of Paris
Oil on Canvas
41 x 41
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)

Autumn Cocktail<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Autumn Cocktail
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tango<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 30 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tango
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Bocal of Wine<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Bocal of Wine
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Girl and the Ocean<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
36 x 36<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Girl and the Ocean
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 36
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Autumn<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Autumn
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Purple Raincoat <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
41 x 33<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Purple Raincoat
Mixed Media on Canvas
41 x 33
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Three Graces<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 32<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

The Three Graces
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Shadows <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
42 x 30<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Shadows
Mixed Media on Canvas
42 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Red Umbrella <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
32 x 28 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Red Umbrella
Mixed Media on Canvas
32 x 28
(Custom size reproductions available)

Wounded Amazon <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 40 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Wounded Amazon
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 40
(Custom size reproductions available)

Turkish Coffee<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
39 x 31 (Custom size reproductions available)

Turkish Coffee
Mixed Media on Canvas
39 x 31 (Custom size reproductions available)

Bicycle <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Bicycle
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

White Roses <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

White Roses
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Mirrors<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 30  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Mirrors
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Masquerade<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 40 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Masquerade
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 40
(Custom size reproductions available)

Awakening <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 30 <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Awakening
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Baroque Composition <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
35 x 27  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Baroque Composition
Mixed Media on Canvas
35 x 27
(Custom size reproductions available)

Autumn Improv <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
47 x 37  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Autumn Improv
Mixed Media on Canvas
47 x 37
(Custom size reproductions available)

Gothic Novel <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 30  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Gothic Novel
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

Love Story <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
38 x 38<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Love Story
Mixed Media on Canvas
38 x 38
(Custom size reproductions available)

Cocktail<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32  (Custom size reproductions available)

Cocktail
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32 (Custom size reproductions available)

Queen of Spades<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
34 x 32  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Queen of Spades
Mixed Media on Canvas
34 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

Master and Margarita<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 32  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Master and Margarita
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 32
(Custom size reproductions available)

East and West <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
42 x 42  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

East and West
Mixed Media on Canvas
42 x 42
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tondo<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
38 x 38  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Tondo
Mixed Media on Canvas
38 x 38
(Custom size reproductions available)

Penelope<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Penelope
Mixed Media on Canvas
(Custom size reproductions available)

Eve<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 26  <br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Eve
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 26
(Custom size reproductions available)

Diana<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 30<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Diana
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30
(Custom size reproductions available)

In the Round <br />
Oil on Canvas <br />
23 x 23<br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

In the Round
Oil on Canvas
23 x 23
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)

Expulsion from Paradise<br />
Oil on Canvas <br />
38 x 40<br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Expulsion from Paradise
Oil on Canvas
38 x 40
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)

New Orleans <br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
40 x 32 <br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)<br />
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New Orleans
Oil on Canvas
40 x 32
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)


Stewardess <br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
35 x 28 <br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Stewardess
Oil on Canvas
35 x 28
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)

Judith <br />
Oil on Canvas <br />
46 x 34<br />
(At artist's studio)<br />
(Custom size reproductions available)

Judith
Oil on Canvas
46 x 34
(At artist's studio)
(Custom size reproductions available)

Meeting <br />
Bronze<br />
28 inches height

Meeting
Bronze
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)<br />
Bronze<br />
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)
Bronze
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)<br />
Bronze<br />
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)
Bronze
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)<br />
Bronze<br />
28 inches height

Meeting (alternate view)
Bronze
28 inches height