Artists / Ildyukov (Eldeukov) Oleg

Born in 1966 in the Urals. In 1978 his family moved to Lithuania and it was there that his artistic talent was recognised for the first time, by his drawing teacher. He was advised to try to gain a place at the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg – which he did, in the department of architecture in 1984. (In Russia, architects follow the same training as painters for the first two years, and the department turns out some very fine painters.) He prefers working in watercolour, pastel or Indian ink, and his style continues the tradition of the Russian Realism school. He has been a member of the Union of Artists since 1993.
2015 - member of the Union of Artists of Russia.