We were lucky enough to be visited by acclamied Russian artist Dimitri Permiakov who spent an afternoon working with Year 5. He even presented the school with the painting he created during his time spent with us. All the children were thrilled to work with such a talented artist and he inspired some great work from them.
Dimitri was born in 1983 in the City of Kirov, Russia. He studied art at Vyatka Art College for 5 years and then went on to study at the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow for 7 further years. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
Over the course of his career, Dimitri has collected a large number of awards and diplomas. He has been a professional artist for more than 10 years and as such took part in a multitude of solo or collective art exhibitions of significant importance in Russia. His work has been curated in various major museums in Moscow, St Peterbourg and other cities, including the State Hermitage Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts and the Central House of Artists. Dimitri has recently been curated by the Head of the Russian Art Academy as one of the best artists of his country.