Guennadi Kalinine

Guennadi Kalinine

Kazan College, B. Hist. B. Art History, Kazan State University

Guennadi immigrated to Canada from Russia in 2003, started a career as a full-time artist and founded GK Studio in downtown Dundas, Ontario. An accomplished painter, restorer and teacher, Guennadi has over 30 years of experience painting landscapes, portraits, figures and traditional Russian icons, mastering the most ancient techniques for painting and guilding with the ability to skillfully integrate them with modern media. He has successfully restored work by the Group of Seven, the school of Barbizon and many privately owned paintings as well as wooden and ceramic artifacts. Guennadi has over ten years of experience teaching in Canada to children and adults of all levels of expertise, both in a group setting and on a one-to-one basis.


  • Kazan College, B. Hist. B. Art History, Kazan State University


Since 2003, has participated in 19 group exhibitions and 5 solo art shows.

A finalist for International Artist magazine art competition of February/March 2010 and feature artist of October/November 2010.

Articles about his work have appeared in local and nationwide press including The Hamilton Spectator, Arabella magazine (2009), Hamilton magazine and Bluecanvas magazine (L.A. CA. 2012).

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