Alexey Krasnovsky 1945 - 2016
Alexey Krasnovsky was born in Russia in 1945, and studied art in St. Petersburg at the Tavrichesky College of Art under the constructivist painter Alexander Pavlovitch Zaitzev. In 1979 Alexey emigrated to the United States, but also spent extended periods of time in Mexico, Portugal and France, before finally settling in Ireland, where he first started to exhibit his paintings at Jorgensen Fine Art in 1996. Since then he established a strong reputation as an artist in Ireland with seven highly successful solo exhibitions at Jorgensen Fine Art. His vibrant and arresting use of colour produces paintings which are exotic and timeless. His works are imbued with an emotional intensity and richness, as shown in his landscapes of Mexico, Ireland, Portugal and the United States and in the purity and simplicity of his still life paintings, of which he is a master.
Krasnovsky's work has been exhibited in London, New York, Dublin and Vienna. His paintings feature in private and corporate collections including the Irish State Art Collection at the Office of Public Works, the Irish National Self-Portrait Collection, the Institute of Banking, Dublin, The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, the Albemarle Gallery, London, and the Sunrise Trust in Florida. Private collectors include Peter Sutherland, Jean Kennedy-Smith, Antoinette and Patrick Murphy H.R.H.A., Milton Glaser, Polina and Anatoly Gluzman and the late Howard Koch.