What’s On Your Wall?: Margarita Zhdanova, illustrator

Welcome to What’s On Your Wall? – an ongoing series where we peek into the homes and studios of artists from all over the world.

Illustrator Margarita Zhdanova might be based out of St. Petersburg, Russia, but one look at her Instagram feed is enough to know where her heart is. The artist-slash-fashion historian’s feed is filled with intricate architectural sketches of New York City, inspired by her own adventures and the small glimpses into the city’s scenery captured by her fellow Instagrammers. We got a chance to sneak a peek into Margarita’s wall at home, filled with the classic nostalgic imagery of some of our favorite metropolitan cities:

Rita Margorita for Framework Magazine.

Name: Margarita Zhdanova
Occupation: Artist, Fashion Historian
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Website/social media: RitaMargorita.com, @ritamargorita
Artists who inspire you: The old and big masters – Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Kees van Dongen, Edgar Degas, Vasily Kandinsky. The new and contemporary artists – Damien Hirst, Cy Twombly. Illustrators and typographers – Kelly Smith, Judith van den Hoek, Jasmine Dowling, Christian Watson.

What’s On Margarita’s Wall:


Clockwise from left: Marcello Dudovich, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Tatiana Perova, Andrey Zhdanov, London-style cat postcard (artist unknown), Strand Bookstore, @ritamargorita Instagrams, Margarita Zhdanova.


Want to join in? Tag #classicspecs + #whatsonyourwall on Instagram to show us your collection of art, and get a chance to be featured here.

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