Kids and Toys Exhibit now closed

Sue Raine, Pam Lowry and members of the Atlanta Dogwood Chapter have combined forces to mount an excellent toy exhibit. The pieces are painted in many styles and mediums.   The Exhibit ran until the end of October 2016.

National Museum of Decorative Painting
Susan Pisoni’s  "Zoo Animal Party"
National Museum of Decorative Painting
Della Nelson’s "Della's Carousel"
National Museum of Decorative Painting - Jackie Shaw
Jackie Shaw's "Doodle Dandy"
National Museum of Decorative Painting
Peggy Mauldin's "Beach Party"
National Museum of Decorative Painting - Helan Barrick
Helan Barrick's "Planting Creative Seeds"
Helan Barrick's website
National Museum of Decorative Painting - Chris Thornton-Deason
Chris Thornton-Deason "Fun Child's Quilt"
Chris Thornton-Deason's website


Opened November 11, 2014 and closed in 2015.

The National Museum of Decorative Painting was proud to announce the ZHOSTOVO EXHIBIT showcasing this most exciting Russian Folk Art form. The exhibit included over 40 hand-painted Zhostovo metal trays as well as other examples of Russian Folk Art.

The recent acquisition of 13 trays from Jan Shaw's collection makes this showing even more special and timely.

The Zhostovo style of delicately executed florals on a black background with a high gloss lacquer finish is well represented by such artists as:

Tatiana Sholokova
Tatiana Sholokova
Boris Grafov Nina Goncharova
Boris Grafov Nina Goncharova

Zhostovo Exhibit National Museum of Decorative Painting

The Museum invites you to view the variety and the exquisite detail of these hand-painted original works of art. We are sure that you will be as excited and amazed as we are .

Hours 10 AM - 2 PM Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment.

The History of Zhostovo

The art of painting on metal trays in the Zhostovo style started in the village of Zhostovo, near Nizigny Tagil, a metal manufacturing area in the Ural Mountains in the early 1800's. Local artists used the locally produced metal trays as an outlet for their decorative art. The development of a lacquer that would not crack when painted on metal insured the longevity of the trays and the art form.

Russian Zhostovo Russian stamp


An example of Russian Zhostovo art on a Russian Stamp

Today artists produce their works in a Zhostovo artist's co-operative just north of Moscow, which was founded in 1928. Over 200 artists produce Zhostovo trays individually by hand. These trays have been displayed world-wide and are recognized as supreme examples of decorative art.

Mikhail Lebedev Zhostovo Artist    Zhostovo Artist


Plans are being made to add more of our Art Collections to our website in the future.