Grigory Gurkin. Altay’s greatest artist

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Here is a visual guide about the life of the most famous Altaian painter & renowned artist – Grigory Gurkin. He spent most of his life depicting the local nature and the folklore & habits of the Altaian people. His life was full of ups and downs during the uneasy October Revolution in 1917 and The Great Terror 20 years later, but his impact on the region’s cultural heritage is immense and can be hardly matched.

We also brought together some of his artworks in our exhibition. There you can explore some of the examples of Gurkin’s art that will give you a better understanding of the inspiration and the traditional Altaian motifs in his paintings.

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