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Oleg Ardimasov

Oleg Ardimasov was born in the village of Lermontovka, in the Khabarovsk region of Russia. As a young artist, Oleg studied visual arts under Anfisa Burkova. After nine years of training,  he entered the Irkutsk Art School in 1953. There he studied under artistic talents Alexander Savinykh, Alexey Zhibinov, and Arkady Vychugzhanin. This schooling gave Oleg a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and composition. In 1958, Oleg was accepted to Surikov Art Institute in Moscow where he studied with famous teachers and artists such as Michael Aleksich, Peter Suvorov, Mikhail Matorin, Yuri Rayner, Mikhail Cheremnykh, Eugene Kibrik, Valery Skuridin, Nikolai Ponomarev, Oleg Savostyuk, Boris Uspensky, and Boris Dekhterev.

After graduation from the institute and graduate school, Oleg passed along his artistic skill by teaching at the institute. Throughout his stint as a teacher from 1973-2001, Oleg held the position of Dean of Graphics, Graphics Chair, and Dean of Academic Affairs. Currently, he is a professor of Drawing, Studio Theatre, and Fine Art.

The works of Oleg Ardimasov can be found in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow along with many other Russian museums and private collections in Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, England, the United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, France, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.

To honor his successfull and creative works, Oleg was awarded a Diploma and Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts, and Diplomas of the Union of Artists of Russia.

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