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Born in Moscow. Studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Technical Institute named after First Russian Printer Ivan Fyodorov. In 1954, started working as a book illustrator and designer for leading Moscow publishing companies. Overall, illustrated more than 100 literary works by domestic and foreign authors. Won several honorary diplomas at major international book fairs. From 1960 through 1980, worked in the spheres of lithography and drawing. In April 1985, was ordered into exile and was arbitrarily deprived of his artistic property. From May 1985 through December 1986, resided in Italy while en route to the United States. Was honored with a personal exhibition in the Netherlands. Arrived in the United States and settled in Chicago in December 1986. Commenced a series of Italian and Dutch landscapes. In 1990, started working on compositions on wood panel screens, based on earlier lithograph images of St. Petersburg (Leningrad). Received several awards from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs for projects dedicated to the Russian aviators and the prisoners of Nazi concentration camps, the work performed in Russian book illustration, the series of woodcut engravings and the portraits of Russian avant-garde artists of the 1920s and 1930s. Had personal exhibitions at the Central House of Art Workers, Moscow (1964), the State Combine for Graphic Arts, Moscow (1970), the Central House of Art Workers, Moscow (1978), the Opera House of Woodstock, Illinois (1990), the Riverfront Art Gallery, Chicago (1994), the Dime Museum, Chicago (1994), and the Dittmar Gallery of Northwestern University (1997). Also participated in numerous group exhibitions.
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