Zografos Studio was founded in 1997 by Pavel Zharov, professional iconographer and architect from Minsk (Belarus). Since 1975 he’s been deeply involved in orthodox art, painting icons and creating architecture projects and interiors of church buildings. He’s also the member of the Council of Art and Architecture in the Diocese of Minsk.
His son, Andrei Zharov (born in 1980 in Minsk, Belarus) is the follower of Pavel’s artistic tradition of Russian Byzantine icon painting. Formed by the world-renowned Russian masters – Valentina Zhdanova and Father Nicolai Chernyshov, he holds a Master Degree from The Saint Petersburg Theological Academy and Seminary’s Faculty of Iconography and a Master Degree from The St. Tikhon’s University’s Faculty of Sacred Arts (Moscow, Russia).
Icons of Zografos Studio are created in the strict respect of authentic traditional techniques: wax tempera, egg tempera and encaustics. The Studio was appointed to restore churches of Belarusian heritage of the 12th – 15th century according to scientific specifications.
Transmission of their knowledge holds an important place in their activity. Zografos Studio offers Iconography Classes/Workshops in English and Russian. Techniques used and thought by Pavel and Andrei introduce students to unique professional methods, used by iconographers from the early Christian period.