Taisiya Shvetsova’s painting is at times
reverent and vulnerable and sometimes monumental and simple
has some unexplainable latent feelings whose power can’t but
impress everyone. The gift of God is combined in the
paintress with the untutored modesty, creative fertility,
craving for beauty and the complete absence of academic
artistic education. However, this makes her pictures more
original and interesting. The everlasting search and doubts
make her find new subjects for her pictures, immersing us
into this festival given by the generous hand of Taisiya
Works of Taisiya Shvetsova
Pskovian paintress Taisiya Alexandrovna Shvetsova was born in 1937 in Steshkovo
village of the Vologda region. In 1945 she lost her parents. She was brought up
in the Kirillov orphanage of the Vologda region. There she got the secondary
education. That she graduated from the Pskov Teachers' Training Institute and
worked as a teacher of Russian and literature in a village school, than as a
librarian and a history teacher in a secondary school. Since 1951 she has been
living in Pskov.
T.A.Shvetsona has no special artistic education. She deals
with painting since 1996. She carries out exhibition activities. some of her
personal picture-shows took place in the Pskov Museum. In 2000 her first
personal picture-show took place in the Museum of Naive Art in Moscow. She is
also a participant of two travelling expositions of the Museum of Naive Art 'Puskin's
Images in the Art of Naive Artists of Russia' (1999) and 'And I Saw The New Sky'
(2001). in 2004 and 2007 she participated in Moscow International festivals of
naive art and the art of outsiders 'Festnaive-04', 'Festnaive-07'. In 2008 two
more presonal picture-shows of the paintress took place in Pskov and Viliandi (Estonia).
In 2009 she had picture-shows in St.-Petersburg Museum of the Creative
Association 'Mitki', Musem 'Tsarskoselskaya Kollektsiya', Puskin town, and the
Naive Art Museum of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
Works of the paintress are kept in funds of the Pskov Historical Museum, Museim
of Naive Art (Moscow), In Russian and foreigh provate collections