The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Exhibition of Works by the Artist Sergey Sachkov in Krapivna

September 7 - October 11, 2016 
Krapivna Local History Museum 


On September 7 at 16:00 the Children‘s World of Sergey Sachkov exhibition will open at the Krapivna Local History Museum in memory of the artist.

The exhibition will show his illustrations of various editions, including both classic works ofchildren‘s literature and little-known works. Visitors to the exhibition will see the artist‘s illustrations of works by Korney Chukovsky, of Russian folk tales, and of books for children by American authors, and also calendars designed by Sergey Sachkov, which made his work well-recognized by both children and adults.

Sergey Sachkov, known to many people for his landscapes of Krapivna, but primarily for his illustrations of children‘s books, passed away in July.

Illustrations and books were provided for the exhibition by the artist‘s family and the Rodnichok Publisher.

In addition, on September 8 at 17:00, one more exhibition of the artist’s works,Sergey Sachkov’s Krapivna, will open at the Leo Tolstoy Tula State PedagogicalUniversity (TulaMendeleevskaya St., 7); it will feature the artist’s water-colors from the collection of the Krapivna Museum.

Background information:


Sergey Sachkov was born in 1955 in the city of Ryazan. He graduated from art school there. After he served in the army, he entered the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Upon graduating in 1984, he began working at the Kommunar (later, Leo Tolstoy) Publisher. For over 20 years, he was engaged in illustrating children‘s books for various publishing houses. In the 1990s, he drew film strips (familiar to those who were children 20 years ago: The Famous Duckling TimThe Little Mitten, and many others) and calendars, and worked as a stage designer at the Puppet Theater and Young Spectator’s Theater in Tula, and also in Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Moscow.

In 1996, Sergey Sachkov was invited, together with his colleagues at the theater, to the USA (Albany, New York) with the play Little Red Riding Hood. His second visit to the US was more personal; in 1998, the artist presented a series of his illustrations in the town of Troy, New York, and later illustrated a number of books by American children‘s authors. In 2003, the book A Big Gift for the Smallest Ones, containing Sergey Sachkov‘s illustrations, won the first-place prize at the International Book Fair in Moscow in The Best Children‘s Book of the Year category.


At various times, Sergey Sachkov worked for many leading Russian publishers: Children‘s Literature, Merry Pictures, RosMan, AST, Onix, Mosaic, Rodnichok, and Prioksky publishing company. His works are held in many private collections in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and post-Soviet countries. Sergey Sachkov passed away in July of 2016.

The exhibition can be visited every day from 9:00 to 17:00. Cost of a guided tour is 30 rubles for a discounted ticket, and 50 rubles for a full-priceticket.

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