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2011 - Volume 2 Issue 1
Vida Buena
The Arts
Article: Joe Burgess
Photos: Joe Burgess
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The El Paso International Museum of Art inducted Aleksander (Sasha) Titovets into the El Paso Artists’ Hall of Fame in October 2010. His work hangs in collections around the world and he was chosen to paint the official portrait of Laura Bush that was unveiled in December 2008 and now hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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1.) Hall of Fame inductee Aleksander Titovets with his family – daughter Anya, artist wife Lyuba, daughter Nina and Lyuba’s mother, Marina Savitsky.

2.) Anya reads the Hall of Fame plaque to her parents, Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets, as Debbie Horn makes it official.

3.) Aleksander Titovets offers a few words of appreciation after being honored by the El Paso International Museum of Art.

4.) Annual museum banquet attendees included Anne and Bill Steele and former museum president Frank and Elizabeth Feuille.

5.) Jan McNutt and Frances Axelson are supporters of the International Museum of Art.

6.) George Cudahy and Patricia Robles joined Marina Savitsky in honoring Marina’s son-in-law, Aleksander Titovets.

7.) The banquet room of the El Paso International Museum of Art prior to its Hall of Fame induction.

8.) Former Hall of Fame honoree Alberto Escamilla and his wife Rachel attended the annual museum dinner.

8.) Deane Miller reviews the Hall of Fame program with the Titovets.
Sasha and his artist wife, Lyuba, and her parents, relocated to the United States in 1992 from Russia and settled in El Paso. Much of his work reflects wintry scenes from his native Siberia, but has begun to include snowy landscapes found in Southern New Mexico. He believes that people tend to relate more to the universal experience of winter as opposed to a specific location.

The museum began honoring artists “for their accomplishments and contributions to the visual arts scene in the El Paso Region” in 1994. Artwork of the honorees resides in the museum collection and there is a bronze plaque listing each member of the Hall of Fame in the Museum’s parlour. Sasha joins a group that includes William Kolliker, John Houser, Jose Sisneros, Ann James Massey, Manuel Acosta, Hal Marcus, Alberto Escamilla and many other deserving area artists. ///
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