Туман Жумабаев is one of the most prominent artist living in Russia today.Recently, he had a painting acquired by the Hermitage for its permanent collection.Arrived in Leningrad from Kyrgyzstan. In 1981-1985 he studied at the Serov Art College; in 1991 he graduated from the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, under the tuition of Profession Yu. M. Neprintsev.
His paintings are known in Austria, Vietnam, Iran, and China. The artist’s exhibitions are held every year in St. Petersburg and Moscow. He has twice been the winner of the international competition ‘Poppy Prairie’ - Paris, France.The artist’s paintings are held in collections of the Kyrgyzstan State Museum, Samara Regional Art Museum, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and private galleries in Moscow and St. Petersburg.