BORIS SVESHNIKOV (1927-1989)
Boris Sveshnikov was born in 1927 in Moscow. A student of the Moscow Institute of Applied Art, in 1946 he was arrested by the Soviet authorities, imprisoned for a year and later sent to a labor camp in Ukhta region in Komi USSR.
In 1953 the artist was released and settled in the town of Tarusa. Considered rehabilitated in 1956, he received the permission to return to Moscow where he made his living as a book illustrator. Boris Sveshnikov died in Moscow in 1989.
Boris Sveshnikov’s works have been subject of numerous group exhibitions of Russian non-conformist artists as well as solo exhibitions in notable art institutions such as the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.
His works are found in the collections of The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Attends Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts
Arrested on a charge of anti-Soviet activity
Imprisoned at the Ukhta camp, Komi Autonomous Republic
Moves to Tarusa, USSR
Member of the Soviet Artists Union
Museum and Public Collections
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (formerly C.A.S.E.), Jersey City, New Jersey
Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Highland Park, New Jersey; Moscow
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Baruch College, New York
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
ART4.RU Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow
Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris
Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Grenoble
Russian Museum in Exile, Montgeron, France