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Joseph
Naumovich Weissblat

Russia 
1893−1979
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(18 February (2 March) 1893, Kiev — January 20, 1979, Moscow) — Soviet painter, graphic artist and sculptor.

Member of the Union of artists of the RSFSR in 1937.

Born to the family of Chief Rabbi of Kiev Nojima Yankelevich Vaysblat. Brother of the art critic and translator of Vladimir Vaysblat. Graduated from the Kiev art school (studied in the years 1912-1918 F. Krichevsky). In 1920 he lived in Moscow, where he graduated from the Higher State artistic and technical workshops (1920-1925; teachers Sergey Volnukhin, Boris Korolev, Alexander Osmerkin). 1918 — participant of exhibitions. Was repressed. As a political prisoner (1951-1954) worked on the construction of the Volga-don canal. Numerous works by the artist on the theme of genocide and repression.

Personal posthumous exhibition took place in Kiev (1999), and Kirovohrad (2002). Works are kept in the Samara art Museum, in museums of Moscow, in the Museum of Alexander Osmerkin (Kirovograd), the Institute of Jewish studies (Kyiv) and in private collections in Kiev, Moscow, USA, Germany.

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