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Alla Chakir

Alla Chakir was born in 1955 in the village of Kotlovyna in the Odesa region of Ukraine. From 1972 to 1977 she studied at the Odessa Grekov Art School. Since 2000 she has been a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Since 1973, as a student, she began to take an active part in many group exhibitions in Ukraine. In 1997 the first solo exhibition took place, since then she has taken part in many exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, in international art festivals in Canada, France and the USA.


Alla has been inspired by the Welsh national dress in some of her recent paintings that are listed below. 

To quote Alla. "I was born on the banks of a beautiful, bright, warm river ... at dawn I contemplated a huge, scarlet disk of the sun. This impression remained with me wherever I was! ... Since childhood, I loved to sculpt from clay (on the shore it is multi-colored: blue, yellow, red) of different animals. There was no question what I would be when I grew up. Only an artist! Moreover, my dad was one and encouraged my aspiration in every possible way ... I graduated from the Odessa Institute. As a student, I began exhibiting my paintings in galleries. I studied ceramics, pastels and oil painting. Painting is interesting because its possibilities are endless. Painting pictures is a rest and labor of the soul...."


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