Iconographers Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova. Sacred Murals Studio
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Sacred Murals Studio


About us

Sacred Murals Studio was founded in 2001 by iconographers Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova in St. Petersburg, Russia. We started with icons and frescoes and over the years our work has grown to include (among other things) relief painting, mosaic, textiles (making and printing), and illustrations. We also teach iconography classes in several countries.

What makes a difference:
Since we founded our studio, everything that we have produced is hand-made and completely unique. From the beginning, we have loved the very process of finding a new solution for every carefully researched icon, fresco, mosaic, illustration, and textile. Even our  iconography workshops differ from year to year.

Our medieval predecessors did not make copies of their icons and neither do we. Their enduring work is unique, just as we wish ours to be.

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Art critic Irina Yazykova:

"Philip and Olga are one of the most remarkable icon painters in St. Petersburg. Their panel and mural painting is ..."
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