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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Natalia Tsarkova originally intended to stay in Rome for a few months when she arrived in 1994, but has managed to forge a career as the Vatican's official papal portraitist.


  1. […] Eccentric Russian artist finds a career as papal portraitist “Of all the masterpieces from the past five centuries, my paintings were chosen by a group of art experts among the top five pieces of the exhibition,” she proudly recalled in a recent interview. Tsarkova, who is in her … A red zucchetto, of the kind … Read more on Religion News Service […]