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This work of study is an inspiration by the greatest portrait master Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) So talented in art, he was always compromised with fate difficulties. Born in Russia, he spent the second half of his life in the USA. I am very much inspired of his artworks, so I decided to make several works of studies to come in touch with his art. This is not a copy, but an attempt to feel the time and situation he was in.
Professional paints on linen canvas.


PublisherSerghei Ghetiu
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About the artist

Serghei Ghetiu was born on January 1, 1976, in the small town of Soroca in Moldova. From an early age he was fascinated by modeling clay and drawing. His very first exhibition took place already in the nursery, later in the city house of culture. Drawing and painting fascinated him so that he had no doubts that he would study further. He attended an art school that he successfully graduated in 1991. Since the College of Fine Arts was in the capital Chisinau, and he was only 15 years old, he stayed at home. 

In the same year there was a misfortune, his father died, which also affected the family budget. Thoughts about going to college, living and studying in the expensive capital had to be left until better times. He went to serve in the army. From the first month of military service, he was noticed as an artist, since he made a couple of drawings for his colleagues. He was called to headquarters and became a regimental artist. There were a lot of orders and he was very popular in his military unit. 

After the service, he was offered a permanent job in the capital as a graphic designer, but he refused because he decided that this would greatly limit his freedom and plans for the future. At the age of 21, he decided to enter the College of Fine Arts „Alexandru Plămădeală” in Chisinau, Moldova. And successfully passed the entrance exams. But after half a year he had to quit my studies due to financial difficulties. He decided to work and leave the painting as a hobby. At the age of 26 he entered the University again, but this time not as an artist but as a linguist. For practical reasons and a weak economic situation in Moldova, he decided to go for another specialty, because with computerization, artists have become unclaimed in the market. He was successful in his studies and received a scholarship to study in Germany. 

There he graduated from the university with a degree in German Philology and Communication. At the same time he, of course, painted and even sold his works on Ebay. After studying, he moved with his future wife to Lithuania, where he still lives. Literally this move determined his profession as an artist. His solid knowledge of German philology was not needed without knowledge of the Lithuanian language, and painting came to the fore again. Since then he has been working as an artist and he loves this work very much. His paintings are in many countries of the world, and he is not going to stop there. He constantly works on his skills, tries and improves. His paintings hang in the galleries of Vilnius and Kaunas. But more of his clients are Americans, he can not even say for sure how many paintings are in the USA and in which states. And it is very nice! 

Serghei Ghetiu says: 
Art for me is primarily emotions, which I get in the process of work. As far as I remember myself back in my early childhood, I loved to visualize my feelings and moods that is why I paint everything without selecting one direction, since there are many things in this world that I want to capture in my paintings, whether people, nature or still lives. My love of detail does not complicate this perception at all, and my many years of experience in painting allows me to work quickly, without much searching, to solve the tasks in the painting. My paintings reflect my state of mind and emotions that is why they are so bright and saturated with detail. 

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1986 - 1991 
School of Arts, Soroca, Moldova


1990 Exhibition of young Talents in the House of Culture, Soroca, Moldova 
2002 Gallery of Arts of Chisinau, landscapes of Moldova

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