"ARKA" art-gallery
Sanct-Petersburg

Yaroslav Krestovsky (1925 - 2003)

  Yaroslav Krestovsky was born on February 9, 1925 in Leningrad. From 1937 till 1941 Yaroslav was studied at the Leningrad Secondary Art School at the All-Russian Academy of Arts. His teachers were Konstantyn Lepilov, Olga Bogaevskaya, Mikhail Natarevich. In 1956, Yaroslav Krestovsky graduated from the Repin Institute of Fine Arts, Mikhail Bobyshov's workshop. Participated in exhibitions since 1957. Member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since 1958. He painted urban and landscape landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, genre and compound compositions. In 1970s the eyesight of Krestovsky suddenly began to fall, he couldn`t paint from this time and late went blind. His last works dates by 1977. Personal exhibitions in Leningrad (1983), Moscow (1986), Petersburg (1995, 2000). The works of Yaroslav Krestovsky are in the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, in museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, France and other countries.

Yaroslav Krestovsky. Rose. Portrait of Wife.  Oil on canvas, 65х55. 1962
Yaroslav Krestovsky. Courtyard. Oil on canvas, 87х55,5. 1959