September 21, 1951—June 10, 2014
From the moment of its establishment and until his untimely death in 2014, Vladimir Maximov was the art director of the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theater. Maximov’s artistic career began at the Arkady Raikin Theater of Miniatures as an art designer. His first unassisted stage production was the “Hercules and the Augean Stables” at Satirikon Theater in 1986. Beginning in 1989, Maximov became the art director of the Independent Theater Company of Alla Sigalova, where he designed such stage productions as “Hide-and-Seek with Loneliness”, “Othello”, “Pugachev”, “Salome”, “La DIVINA”, and “Mask Carver”. Maximov’s stage productions included “The Adventure” and “Balaganchik” of the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the Lille Opera Theater, “Tsar Yemelyan” at the Fifth Theater in Omsk, “Faust and Elena” at the Theater Festival in Maubeuge, “M. Butterfly” at Ufa Drama Theater, “Boris Godunov” at Yermolova International Theater Center, “Love as Militarism” at Omsk Drama Theater, and “Strindberg Blues” at the non-repertory theater of Mikhail Kazakov. Together with Pyotr Fomenko, Vladimir Maximov did a lot to organize the acting space of the Workshop Theater, and was the production designer of the majority of theater’s stage productions. On June 10, 2014, Vladimir Maximov passed away after a long and severe illness.