“Marquis”, 2011. Oil on Canvas. Andrei Smirnov was born in 1960 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia. He graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1994. Smirnov has participated in many exhibitions in Russia, including the Manezh Exhibition Hall in Moscow. His works can be found in private collections all over the world. He lives and works in St. Petersburg. In association with Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery.