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Merkuryev Alexander Mikhailovich (1892 - 1977)  Click to play

Alexander Merkuryev was born in 1892 in Mstera. As an adult, he remained in Mstera, working in various icon-painting studios. His contributions to the field of iconography and miniature art are still known today as the founder of Mstera lacquered miniature art painting on papier-mache. He was also the co-founder of the Old Russian Painting Artel in 1923 and the Proletarian Art Artel in 1931.

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Cover Dugina G. N., Pozdnyakova V. V., 1996. THE ART OF MSTIORA. CATALOG OF MSTIORA ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS. Vladimir "POKROVA" Publishers ISBN 5-87393-002-3

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Dmitriev N.G., 1986, "Mstera Made by Hand", Artist of RSFSR, Leningrad

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