Art Brokerage: Igor Medvedev Russian Artist: b. 1931-2015. Igor Medvedev was born in Novopskov city in the Lugansk region of Eastern Ukraine. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology with a degree in Physical Chemistry and went on to work as an engineer for the next 3 years. While working, he began studying art history at the Open University of the Soviet Union, eventually giving up engineering to become a teacher of fine art at a local college. Since 1990 Igor has been painting full time and exhibiting his work in various galleries and salons. His first solo exhibition took place in November 1990 at the Lithuanian State Youth Theatre in Vilnius. His paintings are regularly displayed at the galleries Kitai Gorod and Fleyta in Moscow and at the Prefecture of Zelenograd. Many of Igor Medvedev's works have also been acquired by private collectors. Sadly, Igor passed away on February 16, 2015.