In Pursuit of Art. Yakov Kozlov (1918-2015)
Kozlov's paintings from the 1950s till 1990s, presented at this exhibition, include lyrical children portraits, beautiful landscapes, expressive and colourfull genre scenes. Kozlov considered not only skill, but also heart, to be creativity's most important traits. "One's art must go through the heart and soul of the painter"
An excerpt from the artist’s biography:“…His stepfather worked as a shoemaker, and shamelessly used the young artist’s sketches as templates for his designs. One client noticed the drawings during a measurement session and exclaimed: “This is a gift of God! Somebody needs to teach this talent.” The young boy, upon hearing this statement, fell numb from the overwhelming realization that it was his destiny to be an artist. Yakov Ivanovich became a painter.
The online catalog of the artist's paintings Catalogue of Yakov Kozlov