A commemorative plaque in tribute to artist Dementy Shmarinov opens in Moscow


A memorial plaque in tribute to a people’s artist of the USSR Dementy Shmarinov was opened on Tuesday right on the house in Moscow where the artist lived, as it was reported by a correspondent of the Regional Information Agency of the Moscow region.

The plaque appeared on building No. 7 of Begovaya Street – the residence place of the artist. The plaque with an image of the artist himself was created at the initiative and for the money of the Russian Academy of Arts. The authors of the plaque are famous artists – sculptors Vladimir and Alexander Tsigal, architect Eugene Polyantsev.

“Today we can witness an outstanding event. All Russian artists, I believe, will be happy to know that such a wonderful monument devoted to our artist was opened in Moscow”, - said the chairman of the Russian Union of Artists, Andrey Kovalchuk.

As it was told by a people’s artist of Russia Alexander Tsigal, a full-size portrait created by Vladimir Tsigal was used for making the plaque. This memorial became a gift of the Tsigals’ House to the House of the Shmarinovs.

Apart from the representatives of the Russian Academy of Arts and representatives of creative artistic unions, the memorial opening ceremony was visited by relatives of Dementy Shmarinov who thanked everyone for their kind participation in the commemorative event.  

D. Shmarinov is an author of illustrations for works of Alexander Pushkin “Tales of Belkin”, 1937-49, “Dubrovsky”, 1949, “Captain’s daughter”, 1949-74, “The Queen of spades”, 1949-76, for the novel of Leo Tolstoy “War and peace”, 1953-76 and others. 

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