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Oskar Iakovlevich Rabin

painter

Oskar RABIN, painter, now working ‘underground’.

Background

Rabin, Oskar was born in 1928 in Moscow.

Education

Of Surikov Art Institute, Moscow.

Career

in Cheremushki, outside Moscow and organized by son (both officially bulldozed) 1974; “Twenty Russian Artists”, Moscow (Bee-keeping Pavilion, VDNKh) 1975; forced to emigrate 1977; now lives in Paris; “Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union”, London 1977; other exhibitions in Federation Republic of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, USA (Chicago), Tbilisi, Denmark. Teacher Yevgeny Kropovnitsky. Worked in Riga 1946-1948. Thereafter student of Surikov Art Institute, Moscow.

Later expelled for unorthodox views. Worked until 1958 as loader on railways and on construction sites, painting clandestinely. Employed in arts & design centre 1958-1967.

Since 1967 has devoted himself exclusively to painting. Moving spirit of Leonozovo group in Moscow. Exhibited in “Festival of Youth” Exhibition, Moscow 1957.

Oneman show Grosvenor Gallery, London 1965. Two open-air; organized by son (both officially bulldozed) 1974. “Twenty Russian Artists”, Moscow (Bee-keeping Pavilion, VDNKh) 1975.

Forced to emigrate 1977. Now lives in Paris; “Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union”, London 1977.

Works

  • Memoirs

Connections

Married Valentina Kropovnitsky.

spouse:
Valentina