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




Nikolai Gugnin has been working much in covering the artistic life of Vitebsk regional organization of the Belarusian Union of Artists for many years. He is the author of many catalogues of group and personal art exhibitions. His reviews of some exhibitions are published in the magazine «Mastatstva Belarusi» and in some regional periodicals. Nikolai Gugnin focuses on research work. In 1982 he defended his thesis on art. He is the author of some book chapters on book illustration in the 5th and 6th volumes of the academic edition of the «History of the Belarusian Art», articles on contemporary art in Belarusian scientific and popular publications. Nikolai Gugnin is an associate editor of the scientific magazine «Art and Culture», one of the project owners of the regional integrated program of aesthetic education in the Vitebsk region.

He takes an active part in the artistic life of the region; he is chairman of the commission on a monumental and monumental and decorative art of Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee. A member of regional, national and international art exhibitions.


Art exhibitions of N. Gugnin


Main exhibitions



– personal exhibition of ex-libris, Lublin (Poland).



– exhibition of the artists-teachers, Vitebsk.



– exhibition of the works by the teachers of the Department of Fine Arts, Vitebsk.



– exhibition of Vitebsk artists (Smolensk);

– exhibition of the works by the teachers of Art and Graphic Department, Vitebsk.



– exhibition of the artists-educators, Vitebsk.



– exhibition «75 years to Vitebsk Art School», Vitebsk.



– exhibition of the association «Vitebsk Watercolors», Vitebsk, Polotsk, Ushachi, Gorodok.



– exhibition of the association «Vitebsk Watercolors», Minsk.



– exhibition to the 60th anniversary of BUA, Vitebsk.



– exhibition as a result of the open air named after I. Khritsky, Vitebsk;

– exhibition «Akvarelnaya Syabryna», Vitebsk;

– exhibition dedicated to International Women's Day, Vitebsk;

– exhibition «Autumn-99», Vitebsk;

– exhibition devoted to the anniversary of Art and Graphic Department of VSU named after P. Masherov, Vitebsk;

– personal exhibition, Vitebsk.



– exhibition «From the Artists of the Town to Vitebsk», Vitebsk;

– exhibition as a result of two open airs, Vitebsk.



– exhibition «Christian Light of the ІІІ Millennium», Vitebsk;

– exhibition «Christmas», Vitebsk.



– exhibition «Spring-2002», Vitebsk.



– regional exhibition «Vitebsk Artists at the end of the 20th – beginning of the 21st century», Vitebsk, Vitebsk Art Museum;

– xhibition «What does Motherland Start with?», Vitebsk.