Iya Venkova

Born: 1922, Vichuga (Ivanovo Province)
Died: 2003, St Petersburg

Sculptress. Born in the family of Andrei Venkov in the town of Vichuga in Ivanovo Province (1922). Studied at the art studio of the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers (1938–40) and the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad (1941–50). Member of the Union of Artists (1958). Died in St Petersburg (2003). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1958), including Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union (1960–85) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2006).

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