THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORLD: SOLO EXHIBITION OF THE PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF RUSSIA VALERY LEDNEV IN BEIJING
Dates: January 5 -17, 2024
Venue: The National Art Museum of China (China, Beijing, Dunchan, 1 Usydatsze)
The National Art Museum of China in Beijing presents a solo exhibition of the People’s Artist of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Professor Valery Lednev, that is being held within the Year of Cultural Cooperation between China and Russia. The opening ceremony has been attended by the Russian Ambassador to China Mr. Igor V. Morgulov, Director of the National Art Museum of China Mr. Wu Weishan, Chinese figures of culture and art.
The artist of distinguished talent and high professional skills Valery Lednev is actively involved in the creative, teaching and public activity. The erudition, fantasy, poetic vision of nature, the ability to see the essence of what is happening and the gift of color vision are the characteristic features of Lednev’s work. The artist has frequently travelled to China, visited Beijing, Lanzhou, Dalian, Weihai, Shenyang and other small and big cities, many of them hosted solo exhibitions of his works. Recollecting his trips to the Celestial Empire the master says: “Each time I have been fascinated by the nature, culture, amazing cities and villages with their people”.
Valery A. Lednev was born in 1940 in the Kostroma region. After the Kostroma Art College he entered I. Repin Leningrad State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture where he majored in painting under A.A. Mylnikov, A.L. Korolev, N.P. Medovikov. In 1968 he graduated from the Institute’s Painting Department and in 1970 – from the Creative Workshop of Monumental Painting of the USSR Academy of Arts headed by A.A. Mylnikov. Valery Lednev is a member of the Artists Union of Russia (1970), Full Member of Peter I Academy of Sciences and Arts (1997), Honorary Member of St. Petersburg Society of Watercolor Artists (1998), Honorary Professor of A. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University (2000), Honorary Member of G. Derzhavin Academy of Russian Literature and Fine Arts (2004), Chairman of the Art Council for Restoration of Monuments of Culture
of Catherine Palace in Pushkin.