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Blank, Boris Pinkhusovich
Бланк, Борис Пинхусович
Born 1897; died 1957

Soviet artist, graphic artist, illustrator, poster artist; one of the founders of the graphic school in Kharkov. Born in the city of Libava, Courland Province. Studied at the Kharkov Art Institute (1922-1929), with teachers S. Prokhorov, M. Sharonov, I. Padalka. Member of the Union of Artists of the Kazakh SSR (1943-1944). Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (since 1944), ARMU (1927-1931); was a member of the "Artist" association (1937-1938).

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Soviet artist, graphic artist, illustrator, poster artist; one of the founders of the graphic school in Kharkov.

Born in the city of Libava, Courland Province. Studied at the Kharkov Art Institute (1922-1929), with teachers S. Prokhorov, M. Sharonov, I. Padalka.

Member of the Union of Artists of the Kazakh SSR (1943-1944). Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (since 1944), ARMU (1927-1931); was a member of the "Artist" association (1937-1938).

He taught at the Art College (1930-1932), the Palace of Pioneers (1936-1941, 1944-1946), the Art School (1946-1947), the Art Institute in Kharkov (1933-1934, 1947-1950).

Participated in regional, republican and all-Union art exhibitions (since 1927). He took part in the Exhibition of Fine Arts of the Ukrainian SSR, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Ukraine with Russia. Which took place in October 1954 in Moscow, in the building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Personal exhibitions of BP Blank were held in the Kharkov Art Museum (1956, 1997).

Major works - easel graphics, series: "Jews on Earth" (1930), "Old and New" (1930-1931), "Anti-religious" (1932), "Refugees" (1942), "Remember" (1942-1945) ; prints: "Song" (1927), "Pushkin in the theater" (1937), "Girl with a cat" (1947), "Little Franco reads the Kobzar" (1956); illustrations for the books: "Gulliver's Travels" by J. Swift (1935), "The Legend of Thiel Ulenspiegel" by C. de Coster (1935), "The Curve Chip" by M. Moicher-Sforim (1936), collections: "The Party Leads" by P. Tychyna (1937), poems by M. Rylsky (1946), to the comedies of Shakespeare (1946), poems by B. Kotlyarov "An Appeal to the Second" (1962).

The works of B. P. Blank are kept in the Kharkov and Berdyansk art museums, the Kazakhstan art gallery and other museums.

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tramvaiiskusstv.ru (Blank)