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Natasha Mokina is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts – the oldest and most respected art school in Russia, and perhaps the last school still continuing traditions of European art education. The main focus of a six-year course is on human figure studies.
Rigorous classical training and modern concepts create the unique aesthetic of Mokina’s paintings. Natasha Mokina has been on the faculty of the Corcoran College since 1996, teaching mostly figure and portrait drawing and painting techniques.
During her career, Natasha Mokina has had numerous exhibitions, nationally and abroad. Her paintings are bought by private collectors as well as the Russian Ministry of Culture. Publications about her art include articles in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Home & Design Magazine. Her work can be seen at natashamokina.com. Mokina’s awards include “The Best Young Artist of St. Petersburg” in 1987, as well as third place in The Artist’s Magazine competition. She has served as the president of Winter Palace Studio, currently located in the Canal Square of Georgetown, since 1998.