More than forty years ago when Zelenograd was very young absolutely different people were coming here. Those who were going to develop domestic microelectronics settled here, our town builders, teachers, doctors, poets, musicians, etc. came to live here.
The beauty of the place, the new modern town and its people inspired artists to create paintings which now tell us about Zelenograd history and development. And it is wonderful that our new generation of artists maintains the tradition that helps to preserve the succession of generations.
Andrei Markin was born in 1976 in the village Andreevka of the Solnechnogorsk region in a family of the artist Victor Markin.
In 1991 he finished Zelenograd painting school and entered Moscow Art College "In the memory of the revolution of 1905", where he was taught by the Honoured artist of Russia Mikhail Kugach.
In 1994 Andrei entered the Russian Academy of Art, Sculpture and Architecture, the dean of which is the People's artist of the USSR Ilia Glazunov.
In 2000 he graduated from the Russian Academy with honours, his diploma was a portrait of the People's actor of the USSR Victor F. Stepanov.
In 2002 Andrei became a member of the Russian Union of Artists.
2002 - Personal exhibition in the historical museum of Zelenograd;
2002 - Personal exhibition in the exhibition hall "Fleita";
2001 - Participant of the exhibition of young artists in the Central House of Art Workers personal exhibition in the Central House of Artist;
2000 - Participant of the 24th youth exhibition in the House of Artist in Kuznetsky Most;
1999 - Personal exhibion in the exhibition hall "Fleita";
1998 - Personal exhibion in the exhibition hall "Fleita";
1997 - Personal exhibion in the exhibition hall "Zelenograd";
1997 - Participant of a spring exhibition of Zelenograd artists in the exhibition hall "Zelenograd";
1996 - Exhibition of Victor Markin and Andrei Markin in the exhibition hall "Fleita";
1996 - Participant of an exhibition of Moscow art students in the House of Artist in Kuznetsky Most;
1995 - Participant of a youth exhibition of the Russian Academy of Painting in St. Petersburg;
1994 - Participant of an art exhibition of Zelenograd artists in the exhibition hall "Fleita";
1992-93 - Participant of exhibitions in the Art College "In the memory of the revolution of 1905".