Marina Lazareva was born in Moscow in 1961. She was initially educated as an artist-jeweller, before finding her true passion as an artist-printmaker. She works mostly in traditional mezzotint technique which she was taught in the studio of Vladimir Samarin, one of the best of Russian experts of this labour-intensive technique.
Marina is a member of Union of Arts of Russia, of the Moscow Union of artists and of the International Mezzotint Society. Lazareva’s work most often focuses on still-life subjects, her native landscapes, and architectural subjects. Her works are in museums:
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow),
Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts,
Chuvash State Art Museum,
Ryazan State Regional Art Museum named after I.P. Pojalostin,
Irbit State Museum of Fine Art,
Museum of Books, Russian State Library,
Schusev State Museum of Architecture,
Surgut Gallery of modern art«Sterh».