Erzia International Art Foundation


About the Memorial Collection of Quebracho Trunks

The Erzia Foundation has been lucky enough to become the owner of a unique memorial collection of quebracho tree trunks and burls, which in 1950 were brought by S. Erzia from South America to Moscow. Currently, the trunks are being restored and cleaned, and the restored samples are successfully showed at the exhibitions held by the Foundation.

Amazing quebracho and algarrobo trees are a real treasure of Argentina. Argentinians are extremely careful about their nature, cherish and honor its gifts. They are rightfully proud of these valuable tree species that give incomparable charm to their country image. The first among them is the quebracho tree – a symbol of steadiness and firmness, the national emblem of Argentina.

Stepan Erzia was the first sculptor, who managed to raise wood of subtropical trees, such as quebracho, algarrobo and urunday with their amazingly hard structure, to the rank of classic material, like marble or bronze, creating real masterpieces of sculpture. His art opened to Argentinian artists the beauty and uniqueness of quebracho and algarrobo.

Erzia’s works in wood made quite strong impression on his contemporaries, Argentinian masters, and many of them became the followers of the Russian sculptor. His works acquired during his lifetime at his workshop or exhibitions are now kept in the best Argentine museums, and to this day are still being studied,  copied, and inspire young sculptors.

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…