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Nadezhda Pavlova

Nadezhda  Pavlova

Nadezhda Pavlova

St. Petersburg, Russia

Calligrapher, graphic designer, Assistant Professor at the Department of Communicative Design, the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy in Saint Petersburg; member of the Union of Artists


She started to study calligraphy in one of the oldest schools of the city – School No. 203 (formerly Аnnenshule), where the traditions of the pre-revolutionary classical calligraphy were still alive. She studied in Artistic Lyceum No. 190. She graduated from the Mukhina Leningrad High School of Art and Industry (now the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy in Saint Petersburg) in 1978, Division of Industrial Graphic Art and Packaging. For several years, she worked in the Design Office and in the Scientific Research Sector of the Leningrad High School of Art and Industry. She completed her postgraduate studies and defended her candidate’s thesis, majoring in Graphic Design Theory in 1994. She is Assistant Professor of the Communicative Design Chair, the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy in Saint Petersburg. She teaches Font and Calligraphy courses. She is an author of scientific articles on graphic design and font art, member of the Russian Union of Artists. She took part in many artistic exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

Author works


Paper, ink, gold leaf, brush, rounded pen, 47.5х65 cm, 2010

Calligraphy is the flower of the human soul

Paper Dibujo Universal, automatic brush, Indian ink, marker, 31.0x57.2 cm, 2009

H&T - Handwriting and Type

Mixed media: calligraphy with automatic pen, scanned image combined with computer graphics, printer, 42x16 cm, 2005


Rice paper SHUSI GAMI 6-ML, Chinese black ink, red ink for felt pen, flat bristle brush (goat), 45x30 cm, 2008


Paper, ink, pen, 30x21 cm, 2008


Paper, ink, pen, felt pen, 20x19 cm, 2008

The End

Paper, ink, pen, felt pen, 20x19 cm, 2008

The Art of Calligraphy

Paper, ink, pen, felt pen, 20x19 cm, 2008


Paper, ink, pen, felt pen, 20x19 cm, 2008

A Pattern

Pointed pen, ink, gold leaf, ‘Lana’ calligraphy paper 250g/m2, 24x32cm , 2014.

Do Not Mourn the Past…

Pointed pen, black and brown ink, Gosznak paper, 42x30cm , 2014.

Deal of a Lifetime

Paper Bristol, nib Pilot Parallel Pen 1,5 mm, black ink, brush, gouache, 270 x 475 mm, 2017

Keep the Human in You

Paper Fabiano Tiziano Nero #31 160g/m2, marker Centropen M2670 SILVER, watercolours, 460 x 300 mm, 2017

I Want to Be with Roses

Paper Carrara, black ink Tuoniao, pointed nib Leonardt Hiro N 41, 325 x 630 mm, 2017
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