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Boris SpornikovBiography: Boris Spornikov The biography. Boris Alexandrowich Spornikov was born at August 3, 1930. Graduated from Kiev State Fine Arts Institute in 1975. In July 1941 being a boy in the youth camp he first saw the album with the fine art drawings, and this moment was a critical turn point in his future career. Boris gained the strong wish to draw and paint. At the same he was observing his motherland’s sky filled with bomb explosions of the Nazi aviation. Much later, those children impressions were reflected on the series of pastel paintings “The sky of my childhood” (1975). He lived in Kiev during its occupation by Nazi forces, where death was a real and immediate thing everywhere, yet he experiences hunger and the need of hiding himself and his mother in their family house. He saved himself by the accident: he and his mother were forced to leave Ukraine for Germany, and by some wonder they escaped the train. After the war, a schoolteacher of mathematics, who was also the professional painter, allowed Boris to study fine arts. By this way, the boy was accepted to the Republican secondary fine art school… The fate favored Boris, as those times were favorable for young artists development in Soviet Union. The school of the social realism was supported with the numerous contests, public exhibitions and monumental projects. Self study was much encouraged also. While studying in 9th form, Boris painted his first serious picture of historical motif “The Kiev defense against Tatars”. Late fine art academic, S.O. Grygoriev, after seeing this painting, helped Boris with attending to the Kiev Fine Art Institute (1952). Spornikov happened to study in the studio of the well-known Ukrainian master K.D. Trokhimenko. Under his supervision, Spornikov painted the large canvas of O. Parkhomenko (Soviet supreme governmental member). Another painting, “Arsenal rebel members” was a diploma project of Boris. Young graduate was not able to choose his place of further employment, and instead whished fine art museum in Alupka (Famous Voronzov’s palace) he got to the position of teacher in fine art school in Dnepropetrovsk. His serious paintings of that time: “The heroes of Tripillya” and “The first seeds of the Commune”, made triumph at Republican and Soviet exhibitions. Boris Spornikov became a recognized painter in Ukraine, his works were ordered by public... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: Ukraine Birthyear: 1930 Media: oil Style: realistic Subjects: landscapes and nature
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