Born in the city of Murmansk, Russia in 1984 Ilya Avakov graduated from St. Petersburg State Art & Industrial Academy in 2007 specialising in industrial design.
Avakov worked as senior industrial designer for Rostselmash until 2013. While working as an industrial designer Avakov developed an interest for drawing and illustrating. "I started to make illustrations of cars on the computer, and then started to paint with acrylic" says Avakov. "At the moment my favourite technique is oils on canvas, although I do occasionally use acrylics and watercolour".
The beauty of automobile design is the source of inspiration for Avakov. His paintings and watercolor works are in many private collections in Russia.
Ilya Avakov is showing for the first time outside of Russia at the Royal Automobile Club's Art of Motoring exhibition in 2017. He is represented in the UK by Historic Car Art.
Historic Car Art has been operating from it's rural Derbyshire base since 2004. A business built over time from a passion for cars, their history and the racing exploits of drivers and manufacturers combined with a great interest in how this has all been depicted over the years in both artwork and promotional advertising.
The founder of the company believes very strongly in bringing high quality products and a first class personal service to its clients. This approach means that Historic Car Art is now a leader in the acquisition and supply of original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.
Alongside this Historic Car Art publishes the highest quality fine art prints by leading automotive artists. Using only the best materials each print is produced in small limited edition runs and is signed and numbered by the artist.
The Art of Motoring Exhibition supported by the Royal Automobile Club is an event running from 31st October to 5th November in the heart of London, close to the Royal Automobile Club’s Pall Mall Clubhouse. The exhibition curated by Rupert Whyte of Histo ...