Aleksandr Lotsman

Was born in 1947, in the city of Achinsk of Krasnoyarsk region. He graduated from the Krasnoyarsk art school. In1971 he moved to Leningrad and continued to study painting. He joined the "Free Culture" association and in the St. Petersburg Department of the Union of Artists of Russia.

In the 1980th – the 1990th – he was an active participant of exhibitions of the Leningrad underground in Gaza House of Culture, in the Palace of Youth, including participation in Riga and Tallinn exhibitions.


Works of the artist are stored in Museum of Nonconformist Art, the Museum of history of St. Petersburg, the Museum of Modern Art Erarta, Norton Dodge museum (USA), in funds of the Ministry of Culture of Estonia and Karelia, in funds of memorial estate of the Valaam Island and also in private collections.

Landscape is the favourite genre of Alexander Lotsman. In search of inspiration he goes over the country, writes on an open-air the serene views of Vologda, Kostroma and Briansk region; for the whole summer escaping from noisy city life to his in own lodge in the Novgorod region. The French colourists, Matisse, Cezanne give him an art reference point and influence of these esthetic preferences is felting in his works. Lotsman's landscapes are harmonious in color, he splits in various ratio the degree of warm and cold colors to form the image catched in patches of bright sunlight or reflected in a infinite number of sundogs on water surface. The nature in Lotsman's creativity is definitely spiritualized by the presence of divine, and filled by tranquility of lyrics and beauty.