KUPOL COLLECTION

The Kupol Collection represents the untold story of one of North Americas most fascinating cultural phenomenons. A 250 year account of Alaska's history captured in the paintings of one artist who labored for over 10 years to bring this story to life.

Geanina Cantemir Geanina Cantemir's  iconic work with the Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska has taken her ten years of heart felt devotion to complete.  With the works portrayed in 110 paintings, she has created the most complete and unique visual record of one of the most significant parts of the native Alaskan culture.

This is the largest art collection ever sold in the United States by a solo artist.  As with many artists, she enjoys creating in more than one media, but oil painting is her passion.

Her work has been showcased in numerous galleries and exhibits around the world.  This collection is owned by Natives of Kodiak, an Alaskan Native Organization.

About the churches

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The full list of churches and icons painted

  • 1-St Nichols, Kwethluk
  • 2-St Nichols, Atka
  • 3-St Michael, Koliganek
  • 4-St Sergius, New Stuyahok
  • 5-Nondalton
  • 6-St Peter, Nicholai
  • 7-St James, Napakiak
  • 8-St Nichols, Igiugig
  • 9-St Seraphim, Lower Kalskag
  • 10-St Nichols, Tyonek
  • 11-St John, Perryville
  • 12-St Nicholas, Chignik Lake
  • 13-St Michael, Marshall Island
  • 14-St Agaphia, Tuntutuliak
  • 15-St John the Baptist Orthobox, Naknek
  • 16-St Nicholas, Pilot Point
  • 17-Elevation of the Holy Cross, Yukon River
  • 18-SS Constantine and Helen, Lime Village
  • 19-St Herman, Spruce Island
  • 20-St Nicholas, Hoonah
  • 21-St Seraphim, Lower Kalskag
  • 22-The Holy Resurrection, Kodiak
  • 23-St Nichols, Kwethluk
  • 24-St Paul, Pribilof Islands
  • 25-Adak Church
  • 26-Chenega Bay
  • 27-Holy Trinity, Kasigluk
  • 28-St Tikhon, Anchorage
  • 29-St Herman, Lake Odessa
  • 30-St Sergius, Chuathbaluk
  • 31-St Patrona, Port Heiden
  • 32-St Peter and Paul, Sleetmute
  • 33-St Gabriel, Kongiganak
  • 34-Transfiguration, Egegik
  • 35-Transfiguration, New Halen
  • 36-Transfiguration, Pilot Station
  • 37-St Nicholas, Nikolski
  • 38-St Michae,l Cordova
  • 39-Church in Kenai
  • 40-St Seraphim, Dillingham
  • 41-Antiochian, Homer
  • 42-St Herman, King Cove
  • 43-Karlur Church
  • 44-St Nicholas, Seldovia
  • 45-St Nicholas, Juneau
  • 46-Naknek Church
  • 47-St Herman, Fairbanks
  • 48-Akutan
  • 49-St Sophia, Bethel
  • 50-St Nicholas, Tatitlek
  • 51-Theotokos, Akhiok
  • 52-Transfiguration, Pilot Station
  • 53-St Hermans, Kodiak
  • 54-Larsen Bay Church, Kodiak
  • 55-St Nicholas, Sand Point
  • 56-St Innocent Church
  • 57-St George Church
  • 58-St Peter and Paul
  • 59-St Michael, Sitka
  • 60-Woody Island Church
  • 61-Ouzinkie Church
  • 62-Ninilchik
  • 63-Nativity, Afognak
  • 64-Sergias Herman, Nanwalek
  • 65-Nanook of the North
  • 66-St Peter The Aleut
  • 67-St Herman of Alaska
  • 68-Inside Fognak Church
  • 69-Inside St George Church
  • 70-St George Church
  • 71 Theotokos, Port Lions
  • 72-Old Believers Church, Nikolaevsk
  • 73-St Nicholas, Eklutna
  • 74-St Nicholas, Kenai
  • 75-Old Harbor Alaska
  • 76-St-Herman, Wasilla
  • 77-Virgin Mary, Levelo
  • 78-Protection of Theotokos, Aniak
  • 79-St-Michael, Kwigillengok
  • 80-Nunapitchuk
  • 81-Church Belkofsky
  • 82-Port-Graham
  • 83-St Peter, Mountain Village
  • 84-St Peter, Pitkas Point
  • 85-St John, Angoon
  • 86-St Nicholas, Pearo Bay
  • 87-St Herman, Stony River
  • 88-Church, Ekuk
  • 89-Savonoski, King Salmon, Bristol Bay
  • 90-St-Michael, Eek
  • 91-Attu Church
  • 92-St Aava, Douglas
  • 93-Killisnoo Island
  • 94-Juvenaly of Alaska
  • 95-Saint Innocent
  • 96-Saint Jacob
  • 97-Naitivity of the Theotokos
  • 98-St George Church
  • 99-Church, Nuchek
  • 100-Nickolia at Quibluk near Bethel
  • 101-Orthodox Church, St Paul Island
  • 102-Orthodox, St Michael Island
  • 103-Holy Resurrection, Aleknabik
  • 104-Old St Nicholas, Eklutna
  • 105-St Peter and Paul, Nushagak
  • 106-Aiaktalik Island Orthodox
  • 107-Chapel at Yakutat
  • 108-Holy Resurrection, Kodiak
  • 109-Amchitka
  • 110-Russian Mission, Kusilvak
  • 111-Holy Cross, Yukon River
  • 112-Biorka
  • 113-Ohogamiut
  • 114-Church, Port Moller
  • 115-Holy Transfiguration, Kashega
  • 116-Church and Teal Sky
  • 117-Russian Orthodox, Telida