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Magic worlds of Russian Dali - Vladimir Kush

By Vladimir Kush
Vladimir Kush was born in Moscow in 1965 in a small wooden house with carved windows and a private cherry orchard not far from Moscow's famous Sokolniki Park.
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Vladimir Kush was born in Moscow in 1965 in a small wooden house with carved windows and a private cherry orchard not far from Moscow's famous Sokolniki Park.
Although Vladimir's father, Oleg Konstantinovich Kush, is a mathematician, the entire male half of the family was fond of painting. And Vladimir was no exception.

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Although Vladimir's father, Oleg Konstantinovich Kush, is a mathematician, the entire male half of the family was fond of painting. And Vladimir was no exception.
His "career" as an artist began aged three years, when he learned to hold a pencil, while sitting on his pop's lap.

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His "career" as an artist began aged three years, when he learned to hold a pencil, while sitting on his pop's lap.
At the age of seven, in addition to elementary school, Vladimir started going to art classes, where he would stay until late in the evening.

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At the age of seven, in addition to elementary school, Vladimir started going to art classes, where he would stay until late in the evening.
Art school gave Vladimir the freedom to create. It was there that he became acquainted with the works of the great masters of the Renaissance, the renowned Impressionists, and the work of contemporary artists.

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Art school gave Vladimir the freedom to create. It was there that he became acquainted with the works of the great masters of the Renaissance, the renowned Impressionists, and the work of contemporary artists.
At 17, Vladimir Kush entered the Stroganov Academy, but a year later was called up for compulsory army service. After six months of "boot camp," his unit commander decided that the young combatant's skills would be best employed for peaceful purposes, namely painting propaganda posters.

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At 17, Vladimir Kush entered the Stroganov Academy, but a year later was called up for compulsory army service. After six months of "boot camp," his unit commander decided that the young combatant's skills would be best employed for peaceful purposes, namely painting propaganda posters.
In 1990, together with two other Russian artists, he exhibited his work in Coburg, Germany, to public acclaim. After the exhibition, the artists went their separate ways: Vladimir's colleagues returned home, while he boarded a plane in the opposite direction — destination Los Angeles, where another 20 of his paintings were due to be exhibited. So began Vladimir Kush's "American Odyssey."

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In 1990, together with two other Russian artists, he exhibited his work in Coburg, Germany, to public acclaim. After the exhibition, the artists went their separate ways: Vladimir's colleagues returned home, while he boarded a plane in the opposite direction — destination Los Angeles, where another 20 of his paintings were due to be exhibited. So began Vladimir Kush's "American Odyssey."
Ending up in Hawaii, Vladimir discovered a world that he had dreamed of since childhood (his first oil painting had depicted a giant Hawaiian breaker).

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Ending up in Hawaii, Vladimir discovered a world that he had dreamed of since childhood (his first oil painting had depicted a giant Hawaiian breaker).
Here, on the island of Maui, which became his home, Vladimir finally found himself as an artist. For it was here that he formed his unique style, which would later become known as "metaphorical realism."

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Here, on the island of Maui, which became his home, Vladimir finally found himself as an artist. For it was here that he formed his unique style, which would later become known as "metaphorical realism."
Now Vladimir Kush is one of the most famous artists in the U.S. His works are very popular in Japan, where exhibitions and presentations of his latest pieces are often held.

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Now Vladimir Kush is one of the most famous artists in the U.S. His works are very popular in Japan, where exhibitions and presentations of his latest pieces are often held.
Kush owns four private galleries (in Maui, Laguna Beach, Las Vegas, and Manhattan), where fans of his oeuvre come from all over the world to see the paintings, graphic works, etchings, and sculptures of a true master.

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Kush owns four private galleries (in Maui, Laguna Beach, Las Vegas, and Manhattan), where fans of his oeuvre come from all over the world to see the paintings, graphic works, etchings, and sculptures of a true master.
Many of Vladimir's paintings reside in the private collections of professional art collectors, politicians, and celebrities.

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Many of Vladimir's paintings reside in the private collections of professional art collectors, politicians, and celebrities.
April 23, 2013
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