Daud Akhriev, OPAM    "First Cousins"      9.5 x 11.7"      $4,000.         (Available for presale)                                                                                                                                                         

Daud Akhriev, OPAM was born in the former Soviet Union in 1959.  He studied classical painting and drawing for 14 years, graduating with honors from the Repin Institute (Russian Academy of Fine Art) with a masters degree in fine art, under the tutelage of the late painter and Academic, Piotr Fomin.  In 1991 he emigrated to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Akhriev, now a U.S. citizen, shares his time between Andalusia, Spain and Chattanooga, Tennessee with his artist wife.

Akhriev is internationally sought after as an instructor for figure and landscape painting and for his monumental work. The Four Seasons, his four 9 foot bronze figures completed for the city of Chattanooga, are listed on the national Public Art Registry. Additional public art includes the Erlanger Chapel Mosaic and the Baylor School Mosaic, as well as murals at the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church and St. Peter's Episcopal.

Daud Akhriev, Stylistic Pluralism was published in 2002 by Common Place publishing.  He is also featured in Traditions Rediscovered, the Finley Collection of Russian Art.  Akhriev’s drawings are in several books about the Repin Institute, both in Russian language and in Chinese, and in numerous magazines such as Artists Magazine, Pastel Journal,  Island Journal, Chattanooga Magazine, Southern Living and American Art Collector.

Awards and Recognitions

Master Signature Status, Oil Painters of America, 2016

Silver Medal Winner, Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition, 2016

Grand Prize, Plein Air Magazine, Spring Competition 2016

Silver PrizePlein Air Magazine, Spring Competition, ]2016

Grand PrizePastel Journal 100, 2015

Second Portrait PrizePastel Journal 100, 2015

FinalistSalon 2015 ARC, Figurative Work

Ten Best Mosaics 2015 (one of), Society of American Mosaic Artists, 2015

Winning TeamErlanger Hospital Chapel Redesign competition, 2014-15 (with HK Architects)

Featured ArtistHunter Museum Invitaitonal Biennial Exhibition II, 2010

Public Art Registry, Four Seasons Bronzes, Chattanooga TN 2009

Best Still Life, Salon International,Greenhouse Gallery, 2008

Best Still Life and Second Place OverallNational Juried Show, Oil Painters of America 2006

Feature Article, Artists Magazine, Feb 2006