Erzia International Art Foundation

Memorial plates

The most important mission of the Foundation is commemoration of sculptor Stepan Erzia’s life in Russia and abroad: in Italy, France, Argentina, Moscow, Novorossiysk, Yekaterinburg, Batumi, Baku and Kazan.

Thus, on November 8, 2011, to mark 135 years of birth of S. Erzia, on the Foundation initiative and with the active participation of the Italian city of Carrara, a memorial marble plate was made and placed on the facade of the still-standing Garibaldi Boarding House, where the sculptor lived in 1914.
This action was supported by the Russian Federation Consulate General in Genoa and Consul E.M. Boikov personally.

On February 3, 2015, the Erzia Art Foundation together with the Moscow Department of Culture inaugurated a memorial plate in Moscow at No. 3, 2nd Peschanaya street, where the last Erzia’s studio was (the bronze plate was created by sculptor Ivan Kazansky, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, State Prize Laureate).

On November 8, 2016, in relation to the celebration of the 140th anniversary of Stepan Erzia, and together with the authorities of the hero city Novorossiysk, the Foundation arranged opening of the memorial plate in Novorossiysk on the facade of the still standing former trade-school building, where in 1921-1922 sculptor Erzia and his apprentice, Elena Mroz lived and studied (the bronze plate’s author was Petr Dobaev, Member of the Moscow Regional Union of Artists). The plate was inaugurated with the participation of Ivan Dyachenko, acting administration head of the hero city Novorossiysk.

Fund news

Exhibition “Under the Scarlet Sails” by Alexander Popov

6 September 2019

September 05, 2019 the personal exhibition of Alexander Popov “Under the Scarlet Sails” was held at Erzia Gallery. Alexander Popov is 13 years old, but he has been seriously interested in painting for a long time. The young artist and his parents…


Guests of the Fund from the Republic of Belarus

23 August 2019

August 22, 2019 a delegation from the Republic of Belarus visited Erzia Gallery. Art Director of the Foundation Vlada Prosvirkina gave an interesting guide tour for the guests. She described in details each famous sculpture presented in the gallery. The guests were…


International children competition “The Worlds of Master Erzia”

20 August 2019

The widescale and long-term project “Sculptor Erzia and the Whole World” is dedicated to the 145th anniversary of the outstanding sculptor of the 20th century Stepan Erzia (1876-1959). Erzia International Art Foundation starts the next stage of the international competition of children’s…