About Maria LebedevaMaria Lebedeva was born in Moscow, Russia in 1986, arriving in South Africa at the age of 6. She studied Information Design at the University of Pretoria, thereafter completing a masters degree specialising in illustration at the University of Stellenbosch. As a freelance artist, Maria enjoys working with visual storytelling in illustrated books, as well as experimenting with illustration within a gallery context. She has participated in a variety of local exhibitions, both in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and has worked on commissions ranging from book illustration, to editorial illustration for magazines, to greeting cards. Maria is currently living and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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