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Artist Studio: NIKOLAY Moltchanov

NIKOLAY Moltchanov
P.O. Box 35495
Boston, MA  02135

Born: 1959 (United States)

Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Illinois

Profession(s): Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Known for: Portrait, Non-Objective, Still Life

Style(s): American Impressionist, Abstract Figuration, Surrealist, Ultra Sensitive Super Art (style)

Medium(s): Oil, Watercolor, Ink

Price Information as of 04/02/2010:
Oil: $40000-$6000 Watercolours: $1500-$11000

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Artist Biography:
Born in Archangel region, U.S.S.R. May 31, 1959

1977 The Art School of Commercial Design, Moscow
1984 The College of Decorative Art and Graphic Design, Moscow.


1965 Nikolay moved to Moscow.

At age 16, collaborated with professional artists installing decorative art for parades, stadium sporting events, and other high profile public gatherings.

1977 - 1979 Military service.

1979 - 1990 Full time Decorator for the Syndicate of Decorative and Designing Arts.

1984 Marriage.

1987 - 1990 Freelance artist for publishing house Plakat(Poster). Created more then 20 nationally distributed posters.
Freelance illustrator for mass media newspapers and magazines (including multiple front page illustrations for Arguments and Facts newspaper, which was listed in the Guiness Book for most subscribers; Ogonek; Izvestie; Literaturivaya Gazette).

1988 - 1990 Winner of 6 national poster competitions. Showcased in group exhibitions in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
First works of fine art (oil and watercolor).
Published poetry in Moscow's newspapers, including Megapolis Express.
1990 Solo exhibition during Russian - American Summit in Cosmos Hotel, Moscow.  

September, 1990 Moved to United States, South Illinois.

1991 - Nikolay's solo exhibition of graphic art works in South Illinois University.

1992 - Nikolay's solo fine art exhibition in Tawata Gallery, Alton, Ill.
Conceived, wrote and illustrated children's novel "Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small Butterfly Kuzia"(About 50 illustrations).

October 1993 - Moved to Boston, MA.


Illustrator for Boston Citizen newspaper.
Published children's story "The So Green Story" in Boston Citizen newspaper.

January 6-7, 1994 - Artist cut off a finger on his left hand and created the original work "Spartacus" (initially "The Last W").

March 1994 - Exhibited "The Last W" in "Middle East" cultural center, Cambridge, MA

July 1997 - Nikolay's solo exhibition "The Revival" in Armenian Library and Museum of America, Boston, MA

Spring 2000 - Nikolay started career as freelance photographer for Boston periodicals including Boston Metro newspaper.

September 11, 2001 - Captured New York's night life. Self photo-assignment "The Frozen Zone".

December 2005 - For the first time Nikolay's original work "Spartacus" has been on display on E-bay for sale from January 8, 2005 for supposed period of 10 days. Started bid price was $30 million. However 2 days before auction ends "Spartacus" has been removed by E-bay authority without reasonable explanations. It had has about 1400 hits.

January 21- March 21, 2006 - Jail time for traffic violation. During this two months period Nikolay conceived numerous of paintings, poems and lyrics for songs.

2007 - With Nikolay's poem "I AM A GOD" on first page Noble House Publishers starts the book of modern American poetry "Centres of Expression".

2010 - Founded Moltchanoph, Inc. (the fine art and publishing Incorporation).  

The children's book "Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small Butterfly Kuzia" now available on
Art School Moscow 1976-1977
Art College Moscow 1979-1984

2009, catalog "Names in Art in Russia", "Our Isograph Gallery" Pub. House, 100 pages (color)

Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
1991 SIUE (Art Museum University of Ill.) Solo Exhibition
1997 ALMA (Museum in Boston, MA) Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
1988 Agency Sophia Press “OZON -’88” (Bulgaria) Group Exhibition
1989 Central House of Arts “UNION IS OURS FUTURE” (Moscow) Group Exhibition
1990 Central House of Arts (Moscow) Group Exhibition
1990 Expo Pavilion “Security for the Nature” (Moscow) Group Exhibition
1992 Tawata Gallery Solo Exhibition
2011 (March 10 to March 13) art Karlsruhe, Art Fair 2011, Classical Modern and Contemporary Art (brochure and catalogue)

Magazine and Newspaper References:
August 8, 1990 "Economy and Us" newspaper “Nikolay Moltchanov”
November 25, 1990 "Belleville News-Democrat" newspaper (Ill.) “Soviet Artist Takes a Chance”
January 8, 1991 "Belleville News-Democrat" newspaper (Ill.) “Soviet Artist Exhibits Artworks”
January 10, 1991 "The Telegraph" newspaper (MO.) “Politics and Art”
January 10, 1991 "The Riverside" newspaper (MO.) “Artist brings a taste of Russia to the Midwest”
January 14, 1991 "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" newspaper (Ill.) “SIUE Shows Soviet Artist’s Work”
February 1991 "Health Talk" newspaper (Ill.) “N.Moltchanov: Back in the USSR”
March, 1993 "East of Russia" newspaper “Nikolay Moltchanov: I’m the Cosmicwhelp”
July 8-14, 1997 "The Boston TAB" newspaper (MA.) “Window to His Soul”
December 16-18, 2005 "Boston Metro" newspaper (MA.) “Trigger Finger”

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