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Dimitrii Zhilinskii

artist

Dimitrii Zhilinskii, USSR Artist.

Background

Zhilinskii, Dimitrii was born in 1934.

Career

His painting 1937 caused a furore in the summer of 1987 at the opening of an exhibition by members of the Soviet Academy of Arts, an important artistic event held once every 5 years in the huge state art gallery on the banks of the Moskva River. The painting-one of nearly 1,400 exhibits - depicts the artist’s father standing pathetically in his underclothes with his arms in the air as 3 uniformed members of the secret police, the NKVD, hunt through his personal belongings and his family look on helplessly in fear and despair.