SILKINA MARGA (25 December 1929, Moscow – 17 January 2017, Moscow). Russian graphic artist and painter, member of the Soviet and Russian Union of Artists. Marga Silkina graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts (Ru: Poligraphicheskij institut) in 1952, class of professor Pavel Zacharov. She has been part of the artistic circle including her life friends Dmitrij Bisti, Evgenij Gannushkin and Anatoly Beljukin who graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts the same year. Later she was part of Eliy Belyutin’s studio. In 1952 – 1956 Marga Silkina was art director in the publishing house “Chuvashgoslitizdat” (Cheboksary). After that she returned to Moscow and worked as a book graphic artist, mostly in Moscow publishing houses “The Soviet Composer” (Ru. Советский композитор) and “Music” (Ru. Музыка). She has been a regular member of of group exhibitions held in the Exhibition Hall of Moscow Artists (Moscow, Kuznetsky most str., 11) and in other places. Member of the Moscow exhibition committee of book artists (Moscow, Malaja Gruzinskaja str., 28) for ca. 15 years. She has also been elected Board member of the Moscow Board of Graphic Artists. In later years, Marga Silkina was active as a painter and belonged to the Intersection group of Moscow artists “Spectrum” (Ru. Spektr) organized by Alexei Dormenko. Marga Silkina got prizes and diplomas at many exhibitions. Her art works are in private collections in Russia and abroad.