Artist Maria Yakov
Maria has been painting since she was 3 years old. When all children played in a yard she stood at home creating her miracle worlds. In some time she made a decision of developing her passion and to make art a career.
At the age of 11 Maria Nika entered Moscow Academic Lyceum of Art by Russian Academy of Art, at that time she studied still life, landscape, portrait painting as well as drawing in traditional realistic style.
Maria got her MA in Monumental and Decorative Painting from Moscow University , where she studied mosaic, fresco, mural, sgraffito.
For 5 years she had a great experience working in mosaic studio. There Maria created mosaics for public and private objects and after installed them: Orthodox Female Monastery near Jerusalem, Israel; Church of Three Holy Hierarchs in Government residence, Moscow, Russia; several small churches and couple private objects like steam room was made in style of Byzantium mosaic of 6th century.
In 2006 she took part in AIMC congress in Macedonia, where she made a report on the theme of architecture of Macedonian churches and monasteries.
Maria’s paintings are in private collections in Russia and in the United States.
She currently lives and works in San Francisco,CA
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