Medvedeva Ekaterina Ivanovna (born in 1937, Golubino village, the Belgorod Region).
Started painting at the age of 39, having tried different occupations before: weaver, chief of the post-office, properties manager at the theater. Graduated from the extra-mural Faculty of the Ulianovsk Cultural and Educational work College majoring in chorus singing conducting. The first personal exhibition of Katya Medvedeva, in which she declared herself as one the brightest representatives of the naïve arts and city folklore at painting, has been held in Kislovodsk, in the Trade Workers Club in 1978. One of the first gatherers was German diplomat Norbert Kuhinke. Moved for Moscow in 1981. The works of Medvedeva are kept in the Modern Art Galleries of Germany, USA, in many of private collections. 40 works are kept in Paris, at the International Arts House, at the Painting Comissaire Françoaise Grundt. Mark Shagal wrote at one of the paintings of Medvedeva at his Museum in Niece, where those has been exposed: “Katya Medvedeva is a purely Russian talent. She likes the color same as me”. Personal exhibition of Katya Medvedeva was held at the Private Collections Department of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, at the State Historical-landscape Museum of Tsaritsino and at the Russia State People’s Creative Activity House.
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