Chalcidian Helmets 2
An original gouache painting by illustrator, Alexander Valdman, depicting ancient Greek helmets from the publication: Ancient Greek Helmets: a Complete Guide and Catalog.
Alexander Valdman was born in 1956 in Odessa, Ukraine. At the age of 12, he relocated to the Boarding Art School at Surikov National Academy of Art in Moscow from which Alexander graduated in 1974 and then was admitted to the Surikov Academy, School of Graphics, from which he graduated with honors in 1980. Since then, Alexander worked with major publishing houses in Russia. He made original illustrations and covers for over 120 books and magazines (including the Bible and the works of Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Isaac Asimov, Gerald Durrell, John le Carré; historical novels, children and nature books, Sci-Fi, fantasy, adventure books and many others). He also produced original posters, comics, cartoons, and unique graphic works. He has continued working as an illustrator after moving to America in 1995.