Moisei Feigin, who turned 103 in 2007, got in Guinness Book as the oldest working artist in the world. He is the last of living members of the artistic group “Jack Diamonds” founded in 1912.
An application form to Guinness Book was submitted by Feigin’s agents while he was in hospital. However, Guinness Book representative Beatrice Fernandez said that Feidin’s name probably won’t get in paper edition of the book. “Our book has about 3000 new records annually. I can’t guarantee that all of them will get in the book. The final decision is up to the editor”, - she said.
Russian artist Moisey Feigin received a certificate that verifies his record and also gives him the right to use Guinness Book logo for commercial purposes. “Our database, containing 40 thousand records, has one record about Moisey Feigin.
“The oldest working professional artist Moisey Feigin was born in October 23, 1904 in Russia. Feigin’s last exhibition took place in Central House of an Artist from April 27 to May 10, 2007. At that time the artist was 102 years 199 days old”, - said Guinness Book representative Beatrice Fernandez.
An exhibition in Central House of An Artist called “103 Years of Deed by Moisey Feidin” contained canvases made after Feidin’s 100th anniversary.
Maestro lives and works in Moscow.