Died outstanding sculptor Ernst Neizvestny
This morning in new York on the 92nd year of life died an outstanding sculptor Ernst Neizvestny. It was called the great master, whose works were academic realism, expressionism and temperamental. He has created his own unique style, recognisable around the world. Worked mainly with bronze.
The address of the last Studio of Ernst Neizvestny - 81, Grand street. Behind this door in SOHO sculptor worked for almost 40 years. Ernst Neizvestny died in hospital Stony Brook on long island, where he was taken after a sudden severe pain. Often in such cases the expression "human era" by Ernst Neizvestny it is hardly applicable. The whole life of the sculptor consists of several epochs, which he preferred to share.
His biography is largely geography. First, the big country and then the world. Unknown was born in Sverdlovsk. In the 43rd from Central Asia, where the Leningrad art school where he studied, was sent to the evacuation, he volunteered for the front. Second Ukrainian. 2 weeks before victory was severely wounded in Austria. Parents received a death notice and order of the red Star. 10 years after my second birth Unknown member of the Union of artists. Relations with the government deteriorate in ' 62. At the exhibition in the Arena to his work closer Khrushchev. Their dispute about the essence of the socialist realism time judge. Relatives Khrushchev that is Unknown will be asked to pile a tombstone for the Secretary General at the Novodevichy.
It will set a year before the departure of the Unknown from the USSR in ' 75. With the advent of Brezhnev's orders will finally disappear. 850 sculptures sold only 4. Outlet will be a workshop on Sretenke, where gathered many of the sixties. Voznesensky, Yevtushenko, Okudzhava, Akhmadullina, among the works was the figures of the astronauts that were born from the friendship with Landau, Kapitsa. So will continue in new York. In the Studio of the Unknown have been Rostropovich, spoke with him, Kissinger, John Paul II, from his hands took the bronze sculpture "the Heart of Christ." In Russia their work is Unknown back in 94-m to year. He is the author of the shape of figurines TEFI. In ' 96 in Magadan had established his 15-foot "Mask of Sorrow", and the sculptor was awarded the order "For merits before Fatherland" III degree. Last year, the monumental circle of friends and relatives celebrated its 90th anniversary.