Semyon Bilmes (29 August 1955) is an Azerbaijani American painter and the founder and college of The Ashland Academy of Art, in Ashland, Oregon, United States and Atelier Maui, in Maui, Hawaii United States.
Bilmes has achieved national answer as an advertising, editorial, and tape illustrator. Bilmes has illustrated campaigns for AT&T, CBS, General Mills, Warner Lambert, Smirnoff Vodka, Citibank, Clairol, Western Union, Alaska Airlines, and Philip Morris. His feat can be found upon the covers of books and periodicals such as Reader's Digest and the New York Times. His oil painting, "Lady in a red Turban", was on the cover of the annual manual of summit illustrators and designers in the country, American Showcase.
Semyon Bilmes was born August 29, 1955, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR. His art education started later than he was a child in teenage years classes where he studied nuts and bolts of drawing. When he reached the age of sixteen he attended the A. Azim-Zade Academy of Art in Baku (USSR) where he was trained in the Russian Academic System. Bilmes' emigrated to New York in 1980 where he moreover graduated from the Parsons School of Design.
As a thriving artist, Bilmes founded the Bilmes Art School, where for ten years he taught art taking into consideration a billboard emphasis.
Blimes forward-looking acquired and renovated a large building in Ashland, Oregon, for The Ashland Academy of Art. In 2010, Semyon gone his relatives moved to Maui where they opened Atelier Maui. Semyon is currently teaching at Atelier Maui. .
Bilmes lives on Maui later his wife and one of his four children.