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Vladimir Asriev, the originator of ARTODESSA.COM' has been an art collector and art consultant since 1975. In 1976, to the great annoyance of the Odessa (Ukraine) KGB he issued "Catalogue of the Collection of Vladimir Asriev". This included about 100 artworks, representative of almost every non-conformist Odessa artist. During this period, he was also behind many private exhibitions of non-conformist artists, including an exhibition of Ukrainian Contemporary Paintings, showing their works at his "unofficial gallery" - his flat in the city centre. Inspite of continuous harassment and threats from the Soviet authorities during the 1970s, he managed to keep his flat an open house for local artists, musicians and poets. Since moving to England in 1980, Asriev has been behind many exhibitions of Russian and Ukrainian art. In 1989 he set up his own London gallery - the "Red Square Gallery", where he staged many successful shows of major Russian and Ukrainian artists (closed 1992). He is one of the leading art consultants in the field of Soviet and post-Soviet art as well as Soviet Non-Conformist art in the United Kingdom today.

ARTODESSA.COM is a showcase for artists from Odessa, Ukraine. Here we present some of the finest examples of the Odessa School of Art - the Odessa Realist, Impressionist and Contemporary paintings. We have been serving International art collectors, museum curators, art galleries, interior designers and simply art lovers online since 1998. On our website you will always find quality, an expert advice and fast and efficient service. On these pages - they are updated on a regular basis - you will find samples from our collection of paintings by the Odessa Group of non-conformist artists. Please write to us with your comments, suggestions and offers. If you're after a particular artist or a particular painting, we will do our best to assist you in your search. Please use the links we've provided for you to visit our "Realist Paintings", "Impressionist Paintings" and "Contemporary Paintings" Galleries to learn about our artists and to view some of their works. Then, when you're ready to make your purchase simply click on any thumbnail image representing artwork you like, view the larger artwork image on the next page then click on "Buy" button and follow through to the shopping cart where you will be able to make a purchase via our secure server, it's as easy as that."

HRH The Duke of Kent

HRH The Duke of Kent enjoying our exhibition of paintings by major artist from Ukraine.
YURI YEGOROV - "Ten Years On. New Paintings" - The Air Gallery, London W1, 2001

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