On January 30, the results of the 26th Tsaritsyn Muse competition were summed up at the Volgograd Musical Theater. The famous artist Pyotr Zverkhovsky, one of the brightest painters of Volgograd, who already became the main winner of this competition in 2012, this time was awarded the prize of international recognition for achievements in art – Volgograd in the World Award.
This award was established by a philanthropist from the UK Graham Kentsley.
“I am happy to be acquainted with this interesting, outstanding artist. His painting opens up to me a wonderful world – a world of fantasy beyond reality and time. Every time I have the opportunity to visit the exhibition of Peter Zverkhovsky, I always do it. I have a wonderful album of his works, which arouses the constant interest of my friends who are experienced in painting. Peter Zverkhovsky had exhibitions in many countries of the world: in Italy, Spain, Germany, the USA, many exhibitions in Russia. But the UK is not on the list of his exhibitions yet! And I would really like to see this gap filled” – said Mr. Kentsley.
Nikolai Malygin presented Graham Kentsley with art albums published by the Seven Winds Foundation. Mr. Kentsley, who flew to London literally immediately after the event, said that he intended to donate the albums to the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Hertfordshire in St. Albans with the hope that there would be a personal exhibition of the artist Peter Zverkhovsky and his master class for students of this famous university.