Sergey Lemekhov cartoonist, book schedule (March 29, 1949 - August 13, 2016)
Sergei Ivanovich Lemekhov - cartoonist, book graphics.
Born in Leningrad, in the family of the artist Ivan Vasilyevich Lemekhov.
In 1967 he graduated from the Secondary Art School at the Academy of Arts.
In 1973 he graduated from the architectural department of the Academy of Arts.
Since 1976 - participant and winner of the All-Union, regional, city and international caricature exhibitions (Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, Poland, Canada, etc.).
Part of the work is in private collections in the Czech Republic, Finland, the United States, as well as in the library of the University of Pittsburgh (USA), in the Museum of Humor in the city of Gabrovo (Bulgaria).
Personal exhibitions - Perm, the Union of Journalists, 1979, Moscow - the Union of Artists, 2002, St. Petersburg, 2004.
Since 1991 he has been working in book graphics, illustrated over 300 books. Publishing houses - “Lenizdat”, “Fiction”, “North-West”, “Armada”, “Text”, “Bustard”, “Alphabet”, etc.
Recent work - the author's design of a series of selected comic books produced by the Publisher “Drofa”: I. Ilf, E. Petrov, O'Henry, M. Saltykov-Shchedrin, N. Gogol, M. Bulgakov, I. Babel, etc.
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Collaborates with periodicals.
Specialist in interior design and architecture, Sergey Lemekhov, traveled almost all of Russia. Until now, the walls of many Russian houses of culture kept his paintings. But not only in painting showed himself Sergei. As a guitarist, he played with Albert Asadulin for a while. Later, Lemekhov managed to light up with Vladimir Rekshan, participated in the recording of the album “Kaif” in 1990. Brush, however, Sergei Lemekhov did not throw. What was happening around, he tried to capture with a special sense of humor. The era of Gorbachev's struggle for sobriety with queuing at liquor stores, for example, pushed him to create real masterpieces. No one except Lemekhova guessed to portray Batman with a glass in his hand, rushing to the port with a port through a crowd of drunkards. In those years, the future seemed terrible to the artist. In one of his paintings, the alcoholics of the future drank against the background of rockets taking off.