Born in Russia in 1950, A Kononov graduated from Kiev State Pedagogical University of Foreign Languages in 1973 (English, French) and from the Ukrainian University of Printing and Publishing in 1981 (Book design and illustration), both with distinction.
For 15 years he worked in the publishing houses of Ukraine as a book designer, illustrator, art editor and as a professor of book design, illustration and artistic photography at the Ukrainian University of Printing and Publishing.
From 1980 his art was exhibited in the USSR, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, USA and South Africa.
In 1991-1992 he was a full time artist in the USA.
In 1992 he came to South Africa and for 10 years was a Curator of the Museum of Russian Art and Culture in RSA
(Centurion, Cape Town).
From 2003 onwards he becmae a full time artist.
Kononov works in oil, monotype, photography and etching. He prefers landscapes, abstract, figurative and conceptual graphics, and photography.
1984 “International Book Art Exhibition” (Leipzig, GDR)
1984 “Type Art of the USSR” UN (New York, USA)
1990 “Contemporary Ukrainian Art” Arts’ Center
1990 “Kinesis” University of Fribourg
1992 “Contemporary Russian Art” Gregory Gallery
(Washington DC, USA)
1992 “New Wave” Soft Line Gallery (New York, USA)
1994 “Reconciliation” UP (Potchefstroom, South Africa)
1998 “Five Years in South Africa” Marvol Museum
(Cape Town, RSA)
2000 “Cape Town that I love” Cape Gallery (Cape Town, RSA)
Artist: ALEXANDER KONANOV
Title: Table Mountain, Cloudy Midday 2/2
Size: 50 x 33 cm
Price: R 2 000