Anna Sokolova was born in 1976. Her family can be described as a true art dynasty. Her grandfather N.A. Sokolov was member of the famous Kukruniksy art collective, while her father V.N. Sokolov is the Academician of the Russian Art Academy. Deep cultural traditions coupled with excellent education in Russia’s best art schools formed Anna as an artist.
In 1993, Anna Graduated from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum. In 2000, she graduated from the Monumental Painting Department of the Surikov Academic Art Institute. She is a member of the International Association of Graphic Artists (IFA), the Union of Russian Artists, UNESCO International Artists Association, and the French Artists Union.
In addition to artistic work, Anna for many years worked as a designer and store windows decorator for the world famous brands such as HERMES, DIOR, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, etc. Her design work participated in international competitions and was published in the leading magazines such as DESIGN ILLUSTRATED. Anna also created frescos and mosaics in private homes.
Currently Anna continues her artistic work. She participated in multiple exhibits. Anna’s paintings are held in the Vilnius state museum and multiple private collections.
In addition to artistic work, Anna for many years worked as a designer and store windows decorator for the world famous brands such as HERMES, DIOR, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, etc. Her design work participated in international competitions and was published in the leading magazines such as DESIGN ILLUSTRATED.
The mission of an artist is to excite the soul.
— Anna, why did you choose painting?
— I could never imagine picking another occupation. Although I am interested in all forms of art, many of them remain a mystery for me. For instance, I always found sculpture extremely fascinating. How can one create a work of art from a common shapeless stone. How can a sculptor see and show others his vision? The same can be said about music and literature. How can a musician “hear” the future musical piece? How can writers and poets so brilliantly “interweave” the word into beautiful and meaningful passage? Although I always admired these forms if creativity, I realized that only paining completely matched me spirit. Painting is passionate! A good ...
In May of 2017 Anna Sokolova organised and participated in an exhibit of 10 independent Russian artists that took place in Orangerie Du Senat, a 700 m exhibition space that belongs to the French Senate. Anna's inept won the competition for this spaie. 1 000 people visited this exhibition that lasted for 10 days. The works of the Russian artists, including Anna's won favourable reviews from the press, galleries and exhibition visitors.
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Once again the Nave of the Grand Palais is to host Art Capital. For 5 days, you can discover the work of 2,000 artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, engravers and so on…) at this great art fair. Open to the general public since 2006, the fair brings together artists from all different backgrounds and has become a reference point for the promotion of the current art scene. Art en Capitale strengthens links between the general public, the artists and the galleries.
Many different fairs are held as part of this event, including the Drawing and Water Painting Fair which presents works in pastel, charcoal, pencil, watercolour and even silk paper sculptures.
The Société des Artistes Français (Society of French Artists) is the direct heir of this Salon created by Colbert for the King, and has lasted down through the years: in times of royalty, empires, revolutions, and wars, attracting some of the greatest artists who have influenced the history of art in the last few centuries. Delacroix, Ingres, Manet, Rodin, Claudel, Bartholdi, Dufy and Picabia, amongst others, were all members of the Société.
In 1884, the Société adopted its current name: the Société des Artistes Français. The State entrusted it with the privilege of organizing an annual exhibition of the fine arts and made the Société a wholly autonomous organization.
Since 1901, every year, except for some interruptions due to wars or reconstruction work, the Salon has been held at the Grand Palais on the Champs-Élysées, in Paris.
Today, the Société des Artistes Français boasts several hundred members. The latter are joined every year by large numbers of exhibitors for the legendary Salon.
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