National artist of Belarus Leonid Schemelev is 95 today! His creativity is regarded to as the chronicle of the epoch. The artists glorifies Belarus, creates sublime poetic images of his native land and its citizens. The main topics of his canvasses are the people's heroism in WW – II, hard-working persons, the beauty of the native land. The battle-front veteran, the teacher, who brought up several generations of talented artists is celebrating his birthday with a personal exposition at the National Arts museum of Belarus.