Painters of Vitebsk

Artist – a magician, a big heart. It retrieves beauty finds freshness in all subordinates element.

Marc Chagall

Vitebsk Regional Library

Named After V. I. Lenin




Glebov Alexander Mikhailovich (11.04.1955, Grodno – 13.07.2008, Vitebsk), Belarusian photographer. Alexander Mikhailovich didn't have any special education. Lived in Vitebsk since 1961.

Worked in the genres of «nude», «art-portrait», photographed urban subjects, concerned himself with advertising photography.

Among his works are: «It's So Funny Together» (1974), «Ecstasy» (1976), «Atelier» (1976), «The Parable about Proud Beauty» (1977), «Portrait «By the Window» (1987), «The Girl in White» (1987), «Chagall Motive» (2000), «Forsaken Bride» (2000), «Innocence» (2000), a series «Summer in Palminka» (early 1980s), photos, dedicated to old Vitebsk (1978 - 2006).

The artist's works are characterized by smoothness, soft contours and silhouettes. An important role in image construction in portraits and compositions belongs to contrasts and comparisons, accessories of the models.

Alexander Glebov – a prizewinner of several international photo competitions: VII International Photo Salon «Venus» (Krakow, Poland), Prague magazine «Photo revue», the contest «INTERNATIONALER ZEISS-PRAKTICA (FOTOWETTBEWERS)» (1987), photo contest «FOTOKONKURS NSVL GO the USSR "(Tallinn, Estonia), обладатель two awards of the magazine «Autopilot» (1997).

Alexander Mikhailovich actively cooperated with the photo agency «Transglob» (Hamburg, Germany), the magazines «Soviet Photo» (the USSR), «Pani», «Kobieta», «Cats», «Sukces», «Playboy» (Poland), where the artist's photos were published in 1980–1990-ies.



1. Цыбульский, М. Л. Глебов Александр Михайлович / М. Л. Цыбульский // Регионы Беларуси : энцикл. : в 7 т. / редкол.: Т. В. Белова (гл. ред.) [и др.]. — Мн. : Беларус. Энцыкл. імя П. Броўкі, 2010. — Т. 2 : Витебская область. Кн. 1. — С. 302.