The Gelos Gallery held a solo exhibition of the Merited Artist of Russia and full member of the International Academy of Creative Endeavors Leonid Tikhomirov, April 6-24 2004. In his landscapes, the artist turns to the best traditions of Russian realism of the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries as he strives to reveal the very essence of the phenomenon of nature. His legacy enriches today’s culture with the kind of art that all of us have been long familiar with, one that is easy to understand.
Leonid Tikhomirov’s oeuvre is uncommonly consistent. Throughout his artistic career he has adhered, faithfully and consistently, to the national tradition, drawing inspiration both from nature and from the art of his predecessors, from the “Peredvizhniki” (Wanderers) and the Union of Russian Artists. His landscapes and portraits have gained wide popularity. The exhibition at the Gelos Gallery features works from different periods of the artist’s career – the lyrical and touching 1950s, the impressive and monumental 1960s, and the spontaneous 1980s.