Dokumentov was born in Kostroma, USSR in doctor’s family. At the age of 5 he started learning the piano and at the age of 14 he entered Central Musical School attached to Moscow Conservatory (Russian: ЦМШ – Центральная Музыкальная Школа при Московской Консерватории). He studied piano at the class of Elena Petrovna Hoven (pupil of Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser) and composition at the class professor Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin. From 1956 to 1961 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory initially at the class of assistant professor Alexander Adrianovitch Yegorov (pupil of Konstantin Igumnov), then since 1959 at the class of professor Lev Nikolayevich Oborin. Then he graduated from the Higher Master School at Moscow Conservatoire at the class of L.Oborin and later class of composition of professor Nesterov (pupil of Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin) at Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory. In 1961 he came back to his home town Kostroma. He worked there as a composer, performer at Kostroma Philharmonic Society and as a piano teacher. Anatoly is a professor of Nekrasov Kostroma State University. In 1997 he worked with famous Russian producer Nikita Mikhalkov on the movie “The Barber of Siberia” where he arranged music, conducted orchestra, played music, coached the actors for singing and even was filmed. He married pianist Natalia Ananievna Seliverstova in 1965. They have two children.
Dokumentov started his career as a performer at the Malyj Zal of Moscow Conservatory (Russian: Малый Зал Московской Консерватории) at age of 14. He performed Partita C-minor of J.S.Bach. During his life he performed in USSR, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. He performed more than 20 solo programs. Among others there were pieces of highest mastership: F.Liszt Sonata B-minor, F.Chopin 24 etudes, J.Brahms Variation on a theme of N.Paganini (both parts), S.Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of A.Corelli, P.Tchaikovsky The first concerto for piano and orchestra, S.Prokofiev The seventh sonata, R.Schumann Kreisleriana. He also performed with artists of Bolshoi Theatre; under guidance of conductor Yury Aranovich (Principal conductor of Stockholm orchestra) and with others.
Honorary Artist of Russia
Medal for Honor, Labor and Valour
Laureate of two Russian competitions of pianists (one together with N.Seliverstova)
Winner of Honorary certificate of Tokyo International Competition of composers in 1997
Dokumentov is internationally renowned composer. His music was performed in USSR, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Vatican City, Japan and Australia. Among other pieces there are:
Rebecca first painted her trademark face as a 10 year old child and has painted it on everything ever since. Now at 47, Rebecca feels more in love with her work than ever and resents any commitments that take her away from it. Her inspiration comes from the fabrics she sources from a variety of places including her friends who have become collectors for her. She gathers ideas in the evenings and paints during the day. She loves ducks and cats and owns several. Her artist partner, Ross Miller lives on the same property and they share a garden. Rebecca is happiest when she is creating. She can’t work when she is sad or tired. She is touched by the emotions her work imbues on other people.
The daughter of well-respected Maria Cool, Rebecca’s passion for art developed as a child. Her mother would send her children’s drawings off to magazine competitions. “We won prizes!” laughs Rebecca.
Rebecca first painted her trademark woman faces as a 10 year old child inspired by the artistic climate of her family, and has painted it on everything ever since. For four decades, her distinctly recognizable trademark has remained the central motif of every Cool creation. The advantage of using the face is that Rebecca is ‘never stuck for something to draw’. She starts with the face then strives to make the work different each time.
Rebecca is now an established artist (Claremont School of Fine Art 1973 and 1980, Fremantle College 1985-87. Has held many group and solo exhibitions throughout WA), but she’s still learning. She says, ‘I’m still excited about it, about colour combinations and it just seems endless to me’.
At 52, Rebecca feels more in love with her work than ever and resents any commitments that take her away from it. She likes to work every-day because she believes it’s the way that an artist can improve her skills; ‘Practice makes perfect’.
Rebecca Cool’s delightful compositions feature vintage fabrics, paint and pastels to entertain the senses through colour and pattern, to produce poetic work that is both simple in pretext yet emotionally powerful.
She likes to paint a lot of different subjects in acrylic, enjoying their drying quality that facilitates spontaneity. Rebecca combines primitive and modernist styles, rendered in bold oil pastel and embellished with recycled fabrics of ethnic 1950’s design. Her love of fabric lets her source it from a variety of places, “I love 50’s fabrics and the strange colour combinations”.
The artist gathers ideas in the evenings and paints during the day. Since being in the South West, she’s also found herself drawn to nature and the river. It graces her lyrical mindscape in a myriad of guises – from the perennial earth mother to angels and mermaids, ducks and cats.
She is touched by the emotions her work imbues on other people. Yet despite the recurring motif, reaction to her work is often personal. People will see themselves of their family in the paintings