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Fr. Anthony Gunin

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Fr. Anthony Gunin was born in Voronezh, Russia. Studied at the Architect Academy and St. Tykhon Theological University in Moscow without getting diploma.
Fr Anthony started to try himself in iconography around 1995. He took part in the paintings of the churches in Russia, Greece, USA, fulfilled the church and personal orders for the portable icons. From 2006 he was the member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
In 2012 moved to USA. Now he lives with his family in Boston MA, still carrying out various iconographic orders.
In his style Anthony always focused on the Russian master Dionysius and the masters of so called Paleologic Revival.

"....Fr Anthony is without a doubt one of the world's greatest tempera iconographers.
His paintings establish a link between aetherial and tangible art using Iconography as a medium.
On those paradoxical Icons, there is Strength from High Places and a Depth of Spirit.
Supernatural reality appears so close to us in those images of the Heavenly Visitors, yet we know it exists outside of our dull perspective.
It takes a great deal of time and effort to produce a truly spectacular icon.
Because the Iconographer did not rush the experience, such works are masterpieces.
He savoured the moment and relished this extraordinary opportunity.
Artists frequently forget, in their frustration to pay the bills, that those Visitors are opening a door to us through which Grace flows down to others in need."

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