Daud Akhriev

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Daud Akhriev

United States

Daud Akhriev was born in the former Soviet Union in 1959. He studied classical painting and drawing for 14 years, graduating with honors from the Russian Academy of Fine Art (The Repin Institute) with a master’s degree in fine art from the studios of the late academic, Piotr Fomin. When he graduated from the Academy in 1991, the Soviet Union was in economic and political chaos. American artist Melisa Hefferlin was also finishing her studies at the Academy. Twenty-five years later, the two artists now share time between Spain, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Akhriev has monumental murals in architectural settings around the Eastern United States, including mosaic chapels in Tennessee and Maine. Akhriev has received awards from Pastel Journal, Artists Magazine, Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Art Renewal Center and the British Society of Modern Mosaics, to name a few.

Akhriev has been featured in a diverse list of respected art periodicals and books, among them Daud Akhriev: Stylistic Pluralism published in 2002 by Common Place publishing, Artists Magazine, Traditions Rediscovered: The Finley Collection of Russian Art, Island Journal, Chattanooga Magazine, Southern Living and American Art Collector, Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur and more.  A selection of Akhriev’s drawings are also in several books about the Repin Institute, both in the Russian language and in Chinese.

Akhriev is an artist and instructor, celebrated for the breadth, technical ability, and scale of his work.  Media at his command include oil painting, watercolor, pastels, printmaking and all drawing media, monumental sculpting, and fine art mosaics. 

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