About Our Artists
Russia's Tsars lived amid great splendor in magnificent palaces filled with Russian and Western European art. For over 300 years, they amassed the most important collections encompassing all artistic eras from the Baroque period to Impressionism.
Now, you can commission from The Hermitage Museum's artists-restorers, accurate replicas of these classical masterpieces painted by the very same artists who restore The Hermitage's own treasured works of art. In addition, a large selection of completed masterpieces is available for immediate purchase from Russian Imperial Art, and can become part of your own heritage now.
The Hermitage, the world's most prestigious museum, employs only the most talented and skilled artists after they have completed many years of dedicated study in the art of restoring. Every day they repair and restore works of art from Rubens to Renoir. They possess the knowledge of old pigments, color spectrum and brush stroke styles used by the Old Masters. Sometimes their work defies even the experts' eyes. The master artists, with their intimate knowledge of the Old Masters, are involved daily in the complex, intricate and difficult process whereby they recreate, stroke by stroke, the artist's technique, manner and style.
You may select any painting from The Hermitage's celebrated collection to grace the walls of your residence or office. No project is too large or too small. It is also possible to customize the size of each painting. For example, if the original is 10' tall, the painting can be reproduced at 8'. Replicas of masterpieces in other museums and private collections are also available.
Once you have chosen your painting, Russian Imperial Art, will provide you with a quotation. Several factors are taken into consideration such as the finish of the painting. If the painting is to look like an old master, an antique finish is required. This process is extremely difficult and more time consuming. Delivery time is approximately two to three months depending on the size and complexity of the project.
Russian Imperial Art has the unique distinction of commissioning the Hermitage Museum's artist-restorers. The director of Russian Imperial Art, Lynette G. Proler, is trusted and well known throughout the museum-world in Russia, and is pleased to offer you this extraordinary, once in a lifetime opportunity. This privilege, once reserved for the Tsars of Russia, can now be yours, as you too, become a part of Imperial Russia's illustrious history.