Alexander V. Dzyubko

About Alex 

Alexander Dzyubko was born in the south Caucasus mountain region of Russia into a family devoted to the arts. His Father, Uncle and cousin were artists and Alex grew up to appreciate nature, beautiful skies, sea, mountains forests and the animal world. His fascination with his surroundings influenced him for the rest of his life. He had a great urge to capture his experiences in sketches and painting.

Alexander attended children's art school and during that time his gift was recognized and his art work was entered into many regional, national and international exhibitions.

Many years of schooling and classically-based art education gave him a solid foundation in his future development as an artist, finding his personal view and his method of expression. During his teenage years his family introduced Alexander to renown Russian artist and teacher Uri Scorikov, who had a great influence on his career. Uri Scorikov showed him a clear direction, gave him the highest quality artistic education and passed to him the torch of strong tradition of the classical realism from great Russian artists such as Alexander Ivanov.

Alexander attended the prestigious St. Petersburg Academy of Art and won numerous awards as his work showed an exemplary level of student achievements and was acquired by the art schools methodic funds, as well as galleries and art museums.

In 1989, Alexander relocated to the Netherlands which he describes as some of the most instrumental years of his career where he discovered the beauty of modern and contemporary art. He met many people involved in the art colony, one of which was Jan Sassen, the critic and curator of the Stadelijk Museum in Amsterdam whom praised Alexander's unprecedented talent in classical realist art and encouraged him to explore his abilities in figurative art as his philosophically new expression of Western civilization.

Since then, Alexander's creative journey explores the ethical and social research of nature and humanity, to triumph over the mainstream stereotype of settled stylization in contemporary art. His sense of color was acquired through practicing the French Impressionist theories, schools of the Old Masters that gave him the skill, technique and freedom of expression on his personal view of his surrounding world delivered through his artistic message.

Since his arrival in Canada in 1991, Alexander has been represented by many galleries and art organizations. His works are widely collected across Europe and North America.

Alexander currently lives in Toronto where he is working on several new projects, including founding the School of Classical Realism at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.