Jacob Jugashvili /Яков Джугашвили/იაკობ ჯუღაშვილი/
(the surname may also be spelled Djugashvili or Dzhugashvili in English).
Born July 14th 1972 in Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR, he is the Great-grandson of Joseph Jugashvili, better known as Joseph Stalin. Jacob completed his secondary education in Moscow and thereafter studied at Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts from 1992-1994. In 1997 he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (Painting and Drawing) with a BA.
Between 1997 and 2000 Jacob showed at various London venues: the Boundary Gallery, Lamont Gallery, Royal College of Art, London Art Fair, Georgia 2000 exhibition at Cork streets Gallery 27. In 1999 his works were shown at Batumi Art Museum (Batumi, Georgia).
From 2000-2005 Jacob did almost no painting, working instead in IT business. On October 2005 he accompanied his father, a military historian and retired colonel of the Soviet Army, Yevgeni Jugashvili, to a conference in the Netherlands ‘Yalta and Beyond’ (organized by the Maastricht University and Assamblee BV) to mark 60th Anniversary of the Yalta Summit in 1945. This event was also attended by the grandsons of the two other Allied leaders Winston Churchill and Franklin D.Roosevelt. Jacob is currently actively involved in Russian public and political movements. His views on life, history and politics are usually a subject of hard public discussions and sometimes cause severe criticism. As his ideas do not fit to any popular ideological paradigm he is not welcomed neither by lefts nor by rights. Thanks to the Internet sales and sales through SaatchiArt in particular Jacob's art is now genuinely International and can be found in private collections around the world. Here is the message Jacob received from one of the collectors: " Mr. Jugashvili,
Hello! My name is Jeff, and I'm a 30 year old architect living in
Sacramento, California. Just writing to you to say how much I admire
your artwork! Your paintings are so unique and detailed, and I've never
seen anything like them before. What I enjoy most is that the closer you look,
the more interesting patterns and textures you can discover. I
first saw "New Day I" on www.butdoesitfloat.com , and was so impressed
that I searched for your SaatchiArt page
and looked at all the paintings. When I saw that this one was for sale,
I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to collect an inspiring piece of art.
I am honored to have it here on the wall in my house, where it is enjoyed by the family,
and friends who come to visit. It is a small house, with few paintings on the walls, so this
one really is a main feature. I am still amazed every time I think of how far it had to travel
to get here. The good news is that it made it here in perfect condition. You can be assured that
it is being well protected and cared for in a safe place without direct sunlight, with low humidity,
and clean air. 50 years from now it will still look the same. If you ever need to find the painting
for an art exhibit or anything, it is here in California! Thank you so much for sending this beautiful
painting to me. Wishing you continued success with your artistic pursuits!
For more information on Jacob (articles, interviews etc) please follow the link http://jugashvili.com/press/press.php
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