David Borovsky
“David Borovsky's Lyrical Drawing”
21 August – 6 October, 2024
21 August – 6 October, 2024
Portrait of the Conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky. 1970
Portrait of the Conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky. 1970
The exhibition of David Borovsky (1926–2004), a remarkable graphic and theatre artist, painter, will show the versatile oeuvre of one of the most notable representatives of the “Leningrad school” in art. Back in the 1950s–1970s he became famous for his illustrations of Russian classical literature, executed  in the best traditions of the academic school. Soviet readers imagined many characters of Turgenev, Chekhov, Korolenko, Goncharov and other writers in the “guise” given to them by Borovsky. Expressive graphic portraits, along with illustrations, are also among the artist's highest achievements. In 1990 Borovsky gave up graphics and concentrated entirely on painting: he created a remarkable gallery of works dedicated to ballet and the theme of childhood, as well as landscapes and portraits. The exhibition will include over 40 works from the collections of the artist's family and the Museum of 20th–21st Century Art of St Petersburg.