Jakob Wainshtein's Profile

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I was born in 1944 in Stalingrad, Russia. I graduated from high school in 1961 in Vilnius, Lithuania and was accepted to Moscow University of Aviation, Russia. I graduated with high honors in 1968 with a Master’s Degree in Spacecraft and Missile Engineering from one on the best universities of Russia.

Back in high school I honed my woodcarving skills building hand-made glider aircraft at the dawn of the sport.

While being an accomplished veteran of spaceship and missile engineering where I had contributed for 40 years, with multiple recognized achievements, patents and inventions,
I have been always fascinated with human and nature’s beauty and perfection, which inspired my artwork. While advanced mechanics and aerodynamics has been my professional career, wood carving has become my lifetime hobby and often was a helpful…

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  • Born on July 15
  • Joined July 10, 2009

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About

I was born in 1944 in Stalingrad, Russia. I graduated from high school in 1961 in Vilnius, Lithuania and was accepted to Moscow University of Aviation, Russia. I graduated with high honors in 1968 with a Master’s Degree in Spacecraft and Missile Engineering from one on the best universities of Russia.

Back in high school I honed my woodcarving skills building hand-made glider aircraft at the dawn of the sport.

While being an accomplished veteran of spaceship and missile engineering where I had contributed for 40 years, with multiple recognized achievements, patents and inventions,
I have been always fascinated with human and nature’s beauty and perfection, which inspired my artwork. While advanced mechanics and aerodynamics has been my professional career, wood carving has become my lifetime hobby and often was a helpful tool for modeling and prototyping for my engineering projects. My life has always been filled with passion and a pioneering spirit that led to many hobbies, such as artistic photography, underwater photography, scuba diving, underwater archaeology, piloting gliders and skydiving.

After an illustrious engineering career filled with patents and awards, my true life's passions have brought the high school woodworking beginnings full circle. Currently I am concentrating full time on my art, which showcases the organic sensuality and beauty of the female form in the organic medium of wood.

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