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“I was seduced by Serge Marshennikov's alluring female oil portrait, The Pirate Style Bed. Marshennikov uses the languorous pose of his model, a delicate swatch of lace draped over her hip, and deep folds of luxuriant bed sheets, comforters and warm pillows to convey sensuality, femininity and the promise of endless pleasure that comes with waking each morning with original works of exquisite art.” Tomas Hall, art critique, Florida
(Short bio of an award winning artist)
Serge Marshennikov was born in 1971 in Ufa (Bashkiria, USSR). His grandfather was general manager of the horse breeding company, father an electric engineer and mother was in pre-school education. Since he remembers himself, Serge always was drawing, painting and sculpting from any material he could land his hands on. Mother encouraged Serge to study and from an early childhood he had succession of private teachers and art studious he attended. After receiving several awards for his children’s watercolor and pastel paintings, Serge decided to become a professional painter.
In 1995 he finished the Ufa Art College and then continued education at one of the most prestigious art academies in the world, The Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. As one of the most talented graduates of the academy, Serge was offered to stay for the post-graduate studies at the studio of an Academician, Rector of the Academy, Professor Milnikov.
Serge’s first solo exhibition was in the gallery “Sangat” of his native UFA in 1995, year of his graduation form the college. The show was a success and Serge was invited to exhibit at the Artists’ Union gallery. Since that time Serge exhibited on a semi-annual basis, showing his works to his collectors and piers in both St Petersburg and Ufa. Srege’s graduation work cot an aye of a faculty of the Brownwood University in Texas and Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and Sergey during his post-graduation years exhibited during summers in the art departments of those Universities.
Serge was awarded “Chairman’s Choice Award” at the 2008/2009 International Art Renewal Center’s salon, and received Certificate of Excellence for his outstanding achievement in art. He was chosen as “Top 30” in 2008 by the Portrait Society of America.
Lately Serge’s paintings are successfully sold through important art auctions, including famous Christie’s of London and Bonham's in Knightsbridge. His work is in much demand and his prices are constantly rising. Serge’s paintings held in the Museum of Modern Art (El Paso), in The Grace Museum (Abilene), and in many important private collections in Russia, England, Denmark, France and Japan.
Serge’s biggest influences were Andrew Wyeth & Lucian Freud. From contemporary scene he likes works of Jeremy Lipking. Serge is married, has 7 years old daughter.
Recommended retail for his works in the US ranging from $15,000 for 20x24” to $25,000 for 24x36”. Prices for his paintings on the European auctions began to reach $35,000 mark. Below you will find a copy of the latest reports on Marchennikov auction results.