Alexander Kholopov


En recuerdo a nuestro amigo y colega...

In memory of our friend and colleague...

(January 1948 / January 5, 2016)

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February 13th, 2016 at 5:23 am

Natasha Says:

Dear Friends,

Today. 13 February, is a very important day for memory of Alexander Kholopov. In Russian there is the tradition: “Fortieth” day – is the day when the soul of the deceased finally left our earth. Before that during 40 days after death the soul is still wandering around us here. And today “They” will take a decision what place give to Sasha’s soul. And friends and closes are meeting again, rise the glasses and recollect all the best about Sasha. Russians believe that all that will help the soul to get the best place “There”.

Today will be the Alexander Kholopov’s exhibition, and I ask you all who love him and know him to help his soul find it’s last peaceful place –connect to us mentally and think about Sasha your best recollection of him.

I will send you photos later.

Love, Natasha



Alexander Kholopov

Born in January 1948 in the Tambov Region of the USSR;
1948- moving with parents to Moscow;
1955-1963- secondary school;
1963-1967- education and graduation from the Chemical Engineering Branch of the Lenin Moscow Chemical Polytechnical School;
1967-1969- designer-mechanics in the Scientific Research Institute of Tractor and Agricultural Engineering;
1969-1972- active duty in North Navy;
1972-1980- work, education and graduation of faculty interior & equipment of Stroganov Moscow State

Industrial Art University;
1975-1990- type and artist-designer of Decorative Arts Combine;
1991-1996- art director of Moscow literature magazine "Commentaries";
1980- engaged in the arts, photography and design;
1998- beginning of curatorial activity. 
Member of Professional Union of Artists



Sewers of the World Unite

How did a USA Artist become acquainted with Russian Artists in Moscow?  I was actively engaged in artwork based on the theme of  Manhole Covers, when a colleague, Michele Brody, a designer of  NYC Manhole Covers, suggested that I apply to be on the “Sewers of the World Unite” website.

My art was happily accepted in their projects, commentaries and archives:, but I was amazed at how this unique website had evolved.







Commemorative artistamps by Natalie Lamanova

We lived together more then 30 years.

He was -my love, my husband, my best friend,

my teacher, my assistant...

My loss is huge and irretrievable.

I'll never forget him. Natalie Lamanova

Alexander Kholopov 1948–2016 by Steve Smith

* ”The art of Alexander Kholopov can be seen as

an example of the finest work emerging from

Mail Art. His many innovative projects produced

work that reflected his command of composition

and color, mirroring an active intellect and

imagination. The richness of his imagery gave us

a unique vision of the world in which he lived.

Sasha was a fine artist and a generous friend

who will be sadly missed by the International

Mail Art community.”

* Written by Harley and image by Steve Smith



Photo by: Jas, Natasha and Sasha in Moscow, December 1998




The fortieth day post mortem February 13, 2016

is of cultural significance in Russia and Natalie

Lamanova is putting on an exhibition of Alexander’s

work to coincide with his fortieth day.

Art Museum Blogs spot invites your artistamp

contribution to Honor Sasha:  If you make a

commemorative sheet or single stamp it can

be added to this post.

Alexander Kholopov –1948-2016– Memorial Tribute

Commemorative stamp by Jas Felter