Tragic Facets of Human Existence

Konstantin Avdeev Analyzes the History of Our Ethnic Group

The Editors. "Tragic Facets of Human Existence." Volk auf dem Weg, July 2010, 45.

Translation from the Original German-language text to American English is provided by Alex Herzog, Boulder, Colorado

Konstantin Avdeev

The German Russian artists Konstantin Avdeev came to the Federal Republic of Germany as a late-arriving Aussiedler. Since 1999 he has been living Zittau, a small city in Saxony.

He was born in 1954 and was able to develop his talents between 1961 and 1969 at a school for the arts in Mineralnye Vody in the Caucasus, and between 1969 and 1973 at a university for the arts in Stavropol. He concluded his education as a certified pedagogue.

Before his immigration to Germany he worked for various noted publishers in Moscow and also in South Russia. In addition to producing book illustrations he also made drawings for calendars and post cards. 

The images of this graphic artist express a rich, poetic language, but are also characterized by sensitive irony and satire. In addition to his figures from fairy tales, one is impressed particularly with his drawings of plants. Serene landscapes, imbued with natural impressions, betray something of his Russian soul, while his adventures in nearly abstract images show his dedication to human themes of fate between life and death. His works have been exhibited in Zittau, Gorlitz, Löbau, and Dresden.

Contact Information:  Konstantin Avdeev, Straße der Freundschaft 13, 02763 Zittau (Germany);   

N.B. With the small selection of images by Konstantin Avdeev on this page we limited ourselves to those dealing with tragic facets of human existence. Anyone wishing to gain more of his artistic bandwidth may visit the following web pages:,, Adveev, and

Justice By The Fist, Graphic Print, 21x35 cm
Ways of War, Graphic Print, 21x35 cm – 1988
Ways of War, Graphic Print, 25x25 cm – 1987
On the Battlefield, Graphic Print, 21x35 cm – 1987 

Our appreciation is extended to Alex Herzog for translation of this article.

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller