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Maritime paintings created for cross-cultural exhibit

This oil painting by Valery Shiljaev shows the detail orientation of his work. Shiljaev studies the history of ships and then paints using what he has learned to create. Included in his work is a painting of the Mayflower, which transported the Pilgrims to the U.S. in 1620.

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“Sailing to the Shores of America” and across the plains to Great Bend is the work of Valery Shiljaev, a well-known Russian maritime artist. Colorful, realistic oil paintings showing historic ships battling ocean waves will be featured in an art show in April at Petr’s Frame House, 2009 16th St., from March 31 - April 25.
“This artist is very well known in Russia and Europe,” said Petr Grigorev, who is bringing the exhibit to town.
 Shiljaev gave the King of Spain a painting and has held five personal exhibits in Spain.
“He’s one of the best marine painters ...

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