Leonid Semeiko

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Born (1946-06-04) June 4, 1946 (age 76)

Leonid Semeiko (born 4 June 1946, Mariupol) is a painter.

Leonid Semeiko was brought up and educated in Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently he lives and works in Moscow, Russia. In 1971 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and in 1979 he joined the Union of Artists of the USSR. In 1994 Leonid Semeiko moved to Moscow and became a member of the International Federation of Artists and of International Art Fund, and in 2003 he joined the Moscow Union of Artists. In 2014 he received N.I. Fechin Award in the field of contemporary visual art, Russian Academy of Arts. Leonid Semeiko's paintings are in the collections of Georgian National Museum; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok and in private art collections worldwide.[1] [2]

About Leonid Semeiko's work by American author Ralph Peters

"In our postmodern world two types of paintings are especially difficult to bring off. Abstract art – or call it by the vogue name of the moment – usually amounts to nothing more than then pretentious slopes on the walls of Manhattan galleries. Nudes are tougher still – most painted today are either purposely revolting, immature attempts at the profundity or look as if they were meant to hang above a jacuzzi in the Playboy Mansion.

Leonid Semeiko was a master of the both forms. And off others. His combination of the versatility and depth fused in a personal style as distinctive as it was disciplined. There was nothing superficial or harried about the least of his paintings, no sense of impatience or of a hustler on the con. Every work looked inevitable. I have met a few painters I thought had significant talents. But only Semeiko possessed a dash of the genius."[3]


  1. Semeiko, Leonid. "leonidsemeiko.com". leonidsemeiko.com. Semeiko. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  2. "Открытый клуб". www.openklub.ru. Открытый клуб. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  3. Ralph, Peters (2008). Looking for Trouble: Adventures in a Broken World. Stackpole Books. pp. 67–68. ISBN 978-0811706896. Retrieved 27 February 2022.

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