"ARKA" art-gallery
Sanct-Petersburg

Boris Lavrenko (1920 - 2000)

  Boris Lavrenko was born on May 6, 1920 in Rostov-on-Don. Boris Lavrenko was a veteran of World War II. As an artilleryman, he went all the way from Moscow to Berlin. His front-line drawings, sketches, portraits are interesting as a documentary and truth. In 1952 Boris Lavrenko graduated from the Repin Institute of Fine Arts, the workshop of Rudolf Frentz. He studied with Mikhail Avilov, Ivan Stepashkin, Peter Belousov, Boris Ioganson. Participated in exhibitions since 1936. Member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since 1953. He painted portraits, genre and thematic paintings, landscapes, still-lifes. Candidate of Art History (1983). Professor of the Institute of Fine Arts named after I.E. Repin (1985). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976). People's Artist of the RSFSR (1994). Laureate of the M. Grekov silver medal of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the USSR Union of Artists (1980). Personal exhibitions in Leningrad (1972, 1986), Moscow (1972), Rostov-on-Don (1972), Petersburg (1996). Boris Lavrenko's works are in the State Russian Museum, in museums and private collections in Russia, the United States, Japan, China, France, Italy and other countries.

Boris Lavrenko. At the Elba. Oil on cardboard, 29х34. 1968
Boris Lavrenko. Village in Central Asia. Oil on canvas, 35х45. 1971
Boris Lavrenko. Bibi Hanym Mosque. Oil on cardboard, 50х40. 1961