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Gerasimovna Bostanzhoglo

Russia • 1914−1987

Biography and information

Amateur artist, painter and graphic artist. Was born in Rostov-on-don. On the maternal side was descended from the princes Gagarin. Lived in Leningrad from 1924 At the age of 11, in an accident, lost both legs. However, the nature, and also the help and support of friends, especially Vadim Afanasyevich Nazarenko, in the future, the famous literary critic and husband not matter, let her in the early 1930s to attend College Amateur art, where he taught GN Traugott and M. F. Verbov, and after the war — to study two years at the Higher art and industrial school im. V. I. Mukhina. In the first half of the 1930s began to take lessons from Filonov (it was the last galaxy filonovskih students when his activity as artist and teacher was wearing a semi-legal character), followed by a big break in the art classes. During this period he edited the literary works of her husband. In 1963 not matter and Nazarenko moved to Moscow in 1977, after almost 35 years, the artist returned to professional and creative work. He exhibited his work — mainly scenic theatrical (costume) self-portraits, in the graphic compositions on biblical themes — on arts and crafts exhibitions of Moscow.