The main theme of the artist’s work is the heroic history and modern life of Russia, the original beauty of his homeland. Seeing in nature and showing in his works the divine beauty of the universe – this is the most important task set by the author in numerous landscape images.
Shmarinov mastered many graphic techniques and was successfully engaged in easel graphics, illustration and book design. Connoisseur of Russian historical texts and chronicles, he was the compiler and artist of a series of fundamental books-collections “Heroic Russia. Stories from Russian chronicles and military accounts of the XIV-XVI centuries”, “Who with a sword… ” , “On the Kulikovo field” which received international recognition. He created large easel graphic series “Kamchatka”, “Sky above the Motherland”, “Non-Black Earth” and others. The advertising series “Save our Earth” received a wide response from the public.
Shmarinov was born on April 4, 1933 in the family of the People’s Artist of the USSR, the Soviet illustrator Dementy Shmarinov. He graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute. AND IN. Surikov. He has been a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts since 1997. In the 1990s, the artist also became a corresponding member of the Austrian Union of Artists and the Munich International Press Club.
His works are represented in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the AS Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and other major museums in Russia, in various museums and in private collections in Germany, France , United States and other countries.
“The Russian Academy of Arts expresses its deep condolences to the family, friends and students of Alexei Dementievich Shmarinov. Information on the time and place of the farewell will be announced on Monday,” the academy said in a statement.