Born 1954

graphic artist, animal painter, etchings

Irina Makoveeva is considered to be the best animal etching artist in Russia. She was born in 1954, in the northern Russian City of Arkhangelsk and has lived in the Moscow Region since being a young girl. She studied art at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, graduating in 1976 and started working as an artist in 1977.

She has always had a fondness for animals and enjoys capturing their images in her dry points. For her prolific and excellent work, she was awarded the special status of an “Honored Artist of Russia” in 2005.

She is a member of the Russian Artists Union, since 1981, which counts among its members many of the best Russian artists.

Irina works present a rare combination of animal and graphic arts. Superb etchings and original works by the artist show the important, actual direction of contemporary art. Contemplation is their top destination. “Nature has everything, you just need to be able to see it and make it right. Inner mood and emotions pass through the graphics. Pencil is a slim and affordable tool, which is used by any child. Art is created not for the money: some force compels the artist and from that he is happy "- says the artist. 


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