Birgher Boris Georghiyevich, 1923 - 2001

A Russian painter, representative of "unofficial art". Born in Moscow. He studied at Moscow Art Institute (1941 - 1942, 1945 - 1951) under the tutelage of P. Pokarzhevskyi, V. Favorskyi, I. Chekmazov. Participated in republican, all-Union and foreign exhibitions since 1953. Member of non-conformist "Exhibition of Seven" (1962) in Moscow. The USS...

A Russian painter, representative of "unofficial art". Born in Moscow. He studied at Moscow Art Institute (1941 - 1942, 1945 - 1951) under the tutelage of P. Pokarzhevskyi, V. Favorskyi, I. Chekmazov. Participated in republican, all-Union and foreign exhibitions since 1953. Member of non-conformist "Exhibition of Seven" (1962) in Moscow. The USSR Artists’ Union twice expelled him (1962, 1968) for ideological reasons. Since 1970, he had become famous abroad. His works exhibited in New York (1975), Paris (1976) and London (1977). His solo exhibitions held in Moscow (1957), Bonn (1982), Hesse (1982), and Frankfurt-on-the-Main (1982). Lived and worked in Moscow. In 1990, he emigrated to Germany. Painted landscapes, nudes, interiors, still lifes and compositions on religious stories. He created his unique style of portrait painting, depicting mostly intellectuals. The works are stored in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the art museum of Vologda, the National Berlin Gallery, Museum of Modern Art in Cologne, the New Art Gallery in Aachen and others.

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