Evgeny and Lydia Baranov
Evgeny and Lydia Baranov, the husband and wife artist duo, are well-known for their unique collaborative approach to painting. This has become their trademark over the thirty years they have been working in this manner. They paint together, simultaneously, on the same canvas. Not a commonly perceivable concept in the Western culture, yet successfully implemented in the past by such masters of Socialist Realism as the Tkachyov brothers or the KuKryNiksy trinity.
They have been honored with more than 25 two-person exhibits over the past twenty years. Their artwork is represented in numerous private, corporate and government collections in fourteen countries. These include the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, and more. Among their collectors are Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Dina Ruiz Eastwood, the Hearst family, film director Ralph Senensky, actress Robin Bartlett, the Royal Family of UK, The Tehama Country Club in Carmel, California, The Carmel Mission, University of Alaska, Alaska Court System, Alaska Department of Transportation, the Russian Patriarchy, and many others.
Both Evgeny and Lydia were born, raised and educated in Moscow, Russia, where they received their Master's Degrees from Moscow Architectural Institute in the 1980's. Each has had a passion for painting. The painting duo formed almost thirty years ago, soon after we got married and moved to the United States in 1990. They work in a broad field of subjects, portrait, genre, still life, landscape, both plein air and studio. Each year, they take two or three plein air painting trips to Europe. They are always open to accepting commissions, particularly portraiture.