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Valery Kaltyhin

Composition "Canning of Flora and Fauna"II (fragment) Composition "Canning of Flora and Fauna"II (fragment)

Born in 1947. In 1979 he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in Minsk where he studied ceramics. Since 1976 he has participated in exhibitions and symposiums in Belarus, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. The artist has arranged several solo exhibitions. 1997 to 1999 he used to be an organizer and the leader of plein airs on ceramics in Belarus. Since 2003 he has been an organizer and the leader of the annual International Plein Air on Ceramics „Art Zhyzhal“ in Bobruisk, Belarus. He has been a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists since 1981. The artist has won the following awards: special culture and art prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2009); Badge of Honour of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus (2015), and Medal of F. Skaryna (2015). His works are included in the collections of art museums in Belarus. Valery works as a studio artist and is also engaged in teaching activities.