Exhibitions 2012-2013

Soviet Artist Eric Rebane (1922-1999)

Eric Rebane was born near Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1922.
He attended secondary art school until 1940 and was accepted at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (Repin Institute). His full-time studies were interrupted by World War II, serving in the military from 1941 to 1945. He survived the Nazi Siege of Leningrad during which he produced several notable academic drawings of art professors. Rebane was able to continue his full-time studies at the Academy in 1945 taking classes under master artists such as Andrei Mylnikov and Viktor Oreshnikov. He graduated from the Academy in 1951.
Rebane was immediately offered a faculty position teaching painting at the Estonian Art Institute in Tallinn, Estonia where he stayed until 1954 when he left for a very prestigious position in the post graduate department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad. He began participating in exhibits as early as 1948 in Moscow, but he did not join the Leningrad Artists’ Union until 1951. Rebane’s works were widely exhibited throughout his career in Leningrad, Moscow, numerous Russian regions, Tokyo in 1974 and in Scottsdale, Arizona in the early 1990’s at the Fleischer Museum of Art.. His paintings are in the permanent collections of museums in Moscow, Leningrad, Poltava, Khabarovosk, Kiev, Tbilisi and Osaka, Japan.
He is listed in and has a painting featured in Matthew Bown’s A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters and featured in both Matthew Bown’s Socialist Realism and the Fleischer Museum’sHidden Treasures: Russian and Soviet Painters, 1930’s-1980’s.


Lovely model. Artist's wife in the portrait

Artist's wife usually was the most important model for him since artists started to work with this genre. We know many examples in the history Rembrandt or Renoir. And now contemporary artists keeping this good tradition. If you find somewhere interesting portrait of woman   with the deep psychological character be sure it is portrait of wife!
And it is most important moment in genre of portrait - to open real character of the model instead of doing just numerous pretty-pretty girls with the same pretty faces but without any personality... 
So dear artists: love, cherish and paint your lovely wives and you will have success in portrait genre!)

Renat Ramazanov. Alexandra (Sasha

Sergey Kovalenko. Irina

Denis Sarazhin. Viktoria

Vadim Suvorov. Anastasia

Alexander Britsev. Nelli

Denis Sarazhin.Viktoria (Vika

Nikolai Fechin. Alexandra

Vladimir Filatov. Olga (Olya

Sergey Kovalenko. Irina (Ira)

Sergey Kovalenko. Irina (Ira)

Ruslan Ivashenko. Maria (Masha)

Vadim Suvorov. Anastasia (Nastya)

Artem Rogovoi. Alexandra (Shura)