Regina Khidekel, PhD
Regina Khidekel received her PhD from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, became the director of that city's Diaghilev Art Center in 1990, and in 1998 the founding director of the Russian American Cultural Center in New York. She is the author of "It's the Real Thing" (1999, University of Minnesota Press), and has contributed essays to the following publications: "Lyubov Popova" (1994), "Lazar Khidekel: Suprematism and Architecture" (1995), "Sterligov Group: Paintings from Russia" (1995), "Russian Constructivist Roots: Present Concerns" (1997), "Forbidden Art" (1998), "Lev Mezsberg" (1999), "Tamar Hirschl" (2000), "In Malevich's Circle" (2000), "A Life of Colors" (2001), "Surviving Suprematism" (2004), "Family Album. Artists from St. Petersburg" (2006), "Anna Rochegova" (2008), "Homage to Diaghilev's Enduring Legacy" (2009), "Trajectory of Suprematism" (2011), "Floating Worlds and Future Cities: Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism and Russian Avant-garde" (2013), "Building Drawings and Drawing Buildings" (2014), "Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism" (2014). She has lectured at many universities, and curated many exhibitions.
Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) aims to provide permanent cultural representation to more than 700,000 Russian-speaking residents of New York. It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Regina Khidekel and earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1999.
Ely Bielutin's Birthday
"I became aware of the drawing technique of three chalks (à trois crayons), employed here by Watteau, when Ely Mikhailovich Bielutin (1925 - 2012) mentioned it to me in 1990. A Soviet Nonconformist who authored "Основы изобразительной грамоты" and co-authored "Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века", among other books, he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with beginners like me. I never joined Bielutin's studio, The New Reality, preferring to study independently, but he guided some of my early artistic efforts." Dmitry Borshch
Основы изобразительной грамоты ≈ Fundamentals of Visual Grammar
Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века ≈ Pedagogical System of the Fine Arts Academy of the 18th Century
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