Born in Russia in 1956, Liudmila Kondakova immigrated to the United States in 1991. A graduate of the Grabar Center in Moscow, she also attended Russias School of Sacred Arts, the Moscow Pedagogical Institute and the Moscow Art Institute. Kondakova connects her highly trained background to her artistic expression this way, In my art, the essence and beauty has always rested in the details.
With her work in private collections around the world, original paintings and serigraphs by Liudmila Kondakova can be found in galleries nationwide.
A new book, "Liudmila Kondakova: A World of Enchantment" has recently been published by Jenkintown Press of Pennsylvania. This book surveys all serigraphs published by Chalk & Vermilion along with the artists' paintings from 1995 to the present.