Lemekhov Sergey

Saint Petersburg, Russia

29.03.1949 - 13.08.2016

Designer, book graphic artist, cartoonist

He was born on March 29, 1949 in Leningrad, in the family of the artist Ivan Vasilyevich Lemekhov. In 1967 he graduated from the secondary art school at the Academy of Arts. In 1973 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Leningrad Academy. I.E. Repin. Since 1976 – participant and laureate of all-Union, regional, city and international exhibitions of cartoons (Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, Poland, Canada, etc.). Part of the work is in private collections in the Czech Republic, Finland, the United States, as well as in the library of the University of Pittsburgh (USA), in the humor museum of the city of Gabrovo (Bulgaria). Personal exhibitions – Perm, Union of Journalists, 1979, Moscow – Union of Artists, 2002, St. Petersburg, 2004. Since 1991 he has been working in the book graphics, illustrated more than 300 books. Publishing houses – Lenizdat, Fiction, North-West, Armada, Text, Drofa, Azbuka, etc. The last works are the author’s design of a series of selected humorous books published by the publishing house Drofa: I. Ilf, E. Petrov, O’Genri, M. Saltykov-Shchedrin, N. Gogol, M. Bulgakov, I. Babel, etc. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Cooperates with periodicals. Brothers – Vladimir and twin Leonid – artists. Specialist in interior design and architecture, Sergey Lemekhov, traveled virtually all of Russia. Until now, the walls of many Russian houses of culture store his paintings. But not only in the painting showed himself Sergei. As a guitar player, he played with Albert Asadulin for a while. Later Lemekhov managed to light up with Vladimir Rekshan, participated in the recording of the album “Kaif” in 1990. Brush, however, Sergei Lemechov did not quit. What was happening around, he tried to capture with special humor. The epoch of Gorbachev’s struggle for sobriety with queues in wine shops, for example, pushed him to create real masterpieces. Nobody except Lemehov did not think of portraying Batman with a glass in his hand, bursting to the counter with a port through a crowd of drunkards. In those years, the future seemed terrible to the artist. On one of his paintings alcoholics of the future were drinking on the background of the rockets taking off.

BEC 2017

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