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Leonid Afremov

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Leonid Afremov
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Leonid Afremov
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Leonid Afremov (born 1955) is a painter from Belarus. His paintings often represent landscapes, cities or people with very bright & vivid colors. He uses oil painting and paints with knife.

Afremov emerged from the art school Vitebsk founded by Chagall in 1921. He discovered in 1990 that only Communist propaganda posters could be sold in Soviet Union, and as such he moved to Israel. He was quickly hired in an advertising agency to paint posters. However, on the eve of a vernissage, vandals enter his studio[1]. The vandals being Orthodox Jews, Leonid Afremov decided to emigrate to the United States, and now resides in Boca Raton in Florida.

Selected expositions[edit | edit source]

  • 1977 Students' Anniversary, Vitebsk
  • 1990 Soviet Artists' Union, Vitebsk
  • 1989 Judaica Paintings, Moscou
  • 1991 Amaliya Arbel Art Gallery, Rishon LeZion, Israël
  • 1992 Judaica Paintings, Musée de Ramat Gan
  • 1994 Judaica Paintings, Tel Aviv Museum of art, Tel Aviv
  • 1997 Anniversary Exhibition, Musée d'Ashdod
  • 1994 Lapid Art Gallery, Ashdod
  • 1995 Dilon Art Gallery, Jaffa
  • 1998 Opera House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1999 Ofir Art Gallery, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv

References[edit | edit source]

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Category:1955 births Category:Belarusian painters Category:Israeli painters


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