Alexander Shagin is active/lives in California / Russian Federation. Alexander Shagin is known for sculptor-medallist, engraver.
Biography Alexander Shagin
Born in Leningrad in 1947, Alex Shagin studied at the Vera Muchina School of Arts and Design. Later, as a sculptor-engraver at the Leningrad Mint, he was allowed a wider artistic latitude than some Soviet colleague. However, as a Russian Jew, he had religious beliefs that brought him under constant government surveillance. His medal honoring the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz space project was presented to the American Astronauts during their visit to the Soviet Union. Although Shagin was to have designed the official series of silver commemorative coins for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, only six designs were completed when he applied for an exit visa in 1978, and he became an American citizen in 1985.
His work has been shown at exhibition
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