1979 Born in Moscow on 11th March. Given the name of Semyon(Simon in English) after his great grandfather Semyon Mikhailovich Daishutov of Don Cossacks. The artist’s mother, Irina Kozhina (nee Daishutova) is a teacher of the English language. His father, Leonid Kozhin, is an engineer.
1986/88 Appeared in a few movies, some of which made at the Mosfilm Studios, as an extra.
1988/90 A student of the art school in Krasnaya Presnya district of Moscow.
1990/97 A student of Moscow Academic Art Lyceum attached to the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow. In the course of the studies, he used to practise outdoor painting together with his Lyceum classmates travelling all over Russia (Veliki Luki, Solovki, Ryazan, Russia’s Golden Ring). His...