“Laziness is a luxury that we can not afford”
Dr. Sergey Zagraevsky was born in
Till the middle of 1990s Sergey Zagraevsky engaged himself in science (problems of system analysis) in parallel with arts. In that decade Dr. Zagraevsky became also a professional historian of architecture and theologian.
All that time Sergey Zagraevsky did not stop painting. In the middle of the 1990s the famous Russian poet Bulat Okudzhava wrote about him:
Tomorrow there is one to drink Whisky with,
To remember about Eternal Arts.
That is the most Spring Naivist,
Sergey Zagraevsky that is.
When he moves on a picture his fist,
God is at his assist.
God is with him all his way.
That is the painter Sergey.
In 1998 Sergey Zagraevsky completely devoted himself to
arts, humanities and public activities. In 1999 he was elected the chairman of Artists Trade Union of Russia, one of the
most authoritative artists’ organization in
Painter Zagraevsky held in
In 2002–2005 Prof. Dr. Zagraevsky gave lectures in the
Moscow Institute of Restoration Arts, now
he gives lections in the
He is the chief editor of the reference book "United Artists Rating", the author of a number of books on history of architecture, philosophy, historical novels, tales for children, many articles on art critics and history of architecture. He is the founder and curator of ”RusArch” – the electronic scientific library on history of ancient Russian architecture.
In 2014 Sergey Zagraevsky’s historical novel “Architect of His Majesty” was included into the “long lists” of literature premiums “National Bestseller” and “Russian Booker”.
Sergey Zagraevsky is a full member of Russian State Academy of Arts (since 2013), honored culture worker of Russia (since 2009), Professor (since 2005), Ph. D. in architecture (since 2004), Ph. D. in technique (since 1992), chairman of Artists Trade Union of Russia (since 1999), full member of Russian Art critics Academy (since 2001), AICA (since 2004), Writers union of Russia (since 2001) and of other unions. Has a number of state and societal awards.
Speaks Russian (native), English (fluent), Hebrew, German, Esperanto, French (medium level).