Oleg Vassiliev was born in Moscow in 1931 and was one of the
leading figures in the Russian "unofficial" art
movement. Since 1990, the artist lives and works in the United
In his art Vassiliev combines the traditions of Russian
Realism of the 19th century with the Russian avant-garde of
the beginning of the 20th century. Vassilievís principal
themes, which were born while he was in Russia and continue to
the present day, are his memories of home and houses, roads,
forests, fields, friends and family.
Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations),
published by Palace Editions, the State Russian Museum, with
essays by Amei Wallach, Andrew Solomon, Natalia Kolodzei, Ilya
Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Victor and Margarita Tupitsyn, and Oleg
Vassiliev. Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes
and Variations) reflects the artistís career from 1949 to
the present day.
Book available for information please contact Natalia Kolodzei
at Kolodzei@KolodzeiArt.org or
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and
Variations). State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and
Variations). State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1999 Oleg Vassiliev: Works 1987-1995. Blomquist,
Oleg Vassiliev. On Black Paper 1994-1997. Wake Forest
University Fine Art Gallery, Winston, Salem, NC, USA. Travel
to Denison University Art Gallery, Granville, OH, USA.
1968 Oleg Vassiliev. Bluebird Cafe.
Exhibition including 25 works. Moscow, Soviet Union.
Selected works from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and
Eastern European Art
Oleg Vassiliev, Portrait of Ratgauz, 1964. Oil on
Oleg Vassiliev, Near the Sea, 1966. Oil on canvas
Oleg Vassiliev, White Skiers, 1990. Oil on canvas
Oleg Vassiliev, Anzer, 2001. Oil, colored pencil on
Oleg Vassiliev, Natalia Kolodzei, Tatiana Kolodzei at the Oleg
Vassiliev exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery, 2004.
to the Kolodzei Collection