Vladimir Rodin is the creator of fine art in the form of jewelry, made from gold, platinum, sterling silver and precious stones.
Rodin's first influences were drawn from his observation of the beauty and complexity of nature in the secluded Taiga forests of his native Siberia, Russia. These vivid visual impressions remain a constant source of his inspiration for his work. Rodin's jewelry designs capture the essence of each subject he depicts, and summon a sense of timelessness, quality and beauty.
After completing a Masters Degree program in Art direction at the Moscow Theater College, Rodin worked for seven years in St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace. His exposure to the extraordinary paintings, sculptures and architecture of St. Petersburg provided Rodin with a deeper appreciation for the level of craftmanship required for an object to survive through the ages. Inspired by the beauty and timeless appeal of the museum's jewelry collection, Rodin realized his lifelong passion to express himself through the design and creation of fine jewelry.
In addition to jewelry design, Rodin is an accomplished painter. Leaving Russia in the mid-seventies, he settled briefly in Italy where his paintings were sold through galleries in Rome.
Upon relocating to New York in 1979, Rodin's career as jewelry designer and model maker flourished. His work eventually drew the attention of the internationally renowned jewelery and accessories designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord. Rodin designed and created models for BKC studio from 1993 to 2008.
In every piece he produces, Rodin's commitment to the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship are evident. His work reflects a genuine creative spirit. It evokes a sense of personality, romance, strength, attitude and often amusement.
Meticulous attention to detail and a radiant sense of style and elegance elevates Rodin's unique designs from the realm of fine jewelry to the status of precious artifacts that will survive on through the ages.
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