People's Artist of Russia Alexander Tikhomirov, the author of a new direction of painting called "okonopis" (painting on the shutters), died in Blagoveshchensk in the 62-year life.
"A man who was a creator of pride and glory of the Amur region died prematurely. This is a huge, irretrievable loss for all of us, "the words of the governor of the region Alexander Kozlov are quoted on the website. It is reported that the farewell to the artist will be held on May 19 in the Cathedral of Blagoveshchensk.
In 1995 the artist registered a new author's direction "okonopis" (painting on the shutters) - performed by tempera on window works on Orthodox themes. How to define your own style of the artist, "this is, in fact, an icon written by a secular but deeply religious person."
Alexander Tikhomirov is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts and an honorary citizen of the city of Blagoveshchensk.