Contemporary Russian Art


Boris Smertin was born in 1947 in Rostov-on-Don. From 1967, he lived in Moscow. In 1967-1973, he studied in the Moscow Surikov Fine Arts Institute. In 1977, he joined the Moscow Union of Artists. He died in Moscow in 1993.

Boris’s personal exhibitions include Without the Fourth One in the AZLK house of culture in Moscow in 1988, as well as shows in Today Gallery in Moscow in 1990, the city museum of Luneburg in Germany and in Today Gallery in Moscow in 1993.

Among his most notable group exhibitions are 3rd Biennale of Graphic Arts in Norway in 1976, 1st European Biennale of Graphics in Germany in 1979, Triennale of European Graphics in Venice in Italy in 1981, Man and Space in Paris in France in 1982, Soviet Graphic Art in Sweden, Belgium and Finland in 1983, Express Avant-Garde in the Soviet Culture Foundation in Moscow in 1989, New Art from Moscow. Labyrinth in Warsaw in Poland and Hanover and Hamburg in Germany in 1989, New Soviet Avant-Garde in New-York in USA in 1989, Contemporary Soviet Art in Versailles in France in 1989, Sovangard in Vienna in Austria in 1990, Red and White in Open Haven Museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 1990, The Golden Brush in the Central House of Artists in Moscow in 1991, The Uprising of Pictures in Halle and Hamburg in Germany in 1995, Galleries in a Gallery in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 1996, The Colors of Time in Zaltsgitter, Luneburg and Berlin in Germany in 1996, Russian Pop Art at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 2005 and Revision of Material in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 2005-2006

Boris’s works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, The Russian Cultural Foundation in Moscow, Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, New Orleans Museum of Art in USA, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in USA and in other collections in Russia and other countries.

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