Sinopia Artist of the Month, November 2009: Elena Baranoff

Elena Baranoff USA

Sinopia is proud to introduce our November 2009 Artist of the Month: Elena Baranoff. Russian born American fine artist Elena Baranoff is praised as a virtuoso of the ancient technique of egg tempera. A graduate of world renowned Palekh Art College, Russia with a Masters Diploma in Miniature Painting in 1982, Ms. Baranoff specializes in large scale and miniature portraits, icon painting, fine & decorative art.

Since 1991 Elena resides in the USA and works with private art collectors around the world. Over the years fine works of art by Elena Baranoff won prestigious international awards and were widely recognized at such major exhibitions as the 2004 Third World Exhibition of Miniature Art at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova of Russia

The artist's professional profile is featured in Who's Who In Art-Biographies of Leading Men and Women in the World of Art in Britain Today. Ms. Baranoff's one of a kind creations are housed in the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales, among many other distinguished art collections.

Most recently The National Portrait Gallery of London, England had exhibited Ms. Baranoff's newly created portrait of The Rt. Hon. Lord Poltimore, Deputy Chairman Sotheby's Europe and Chairman Sotheby's Russia. The portrait was unveiled to the public for the first time as part of the BP Portrait Exhibition on June 18-September 20, 2009 and is now on a grand tour of Great Britain traveling to Southampton City Art Gallery and the Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill,
Egg Tempera on Ivorine,
Year of Creation 2008

The Rt. Hon. Lord Poltimore,
Egg Tempera on Marble Gesso Panel,
Year of Creation 2009

Ms. Baranoff has been a loyal customer of Sinopia Pigments since 1995 and values the company's efforts to uphold centuries old traditions of making paints by hand from scratch.

In the artist's opinion Sinopia is the very best company in the USA supplying fine artists with the most desirable and needed materials for making handmade paints.

Ms. Baranoff trusts the company's professional knowledge and their individual approach to each customer. It is always a pleasure to come to the store and experience the old world atmosphere of an art pigments and materials specialty shop.

Holy Trinity,
Egg Tempera, 24ct Gold on Wood Panel,
Year of Creation 1998

Virgin of Vladimir,
Egg Tempera, 24 ct. Gold on Wood Panel,
Year of Creation 1998

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Additional links:
Elena Baranoff Website