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Grigorievich Weisberg

Russia • 1924−1985

Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

From 1943-1948 she studied in the Studio of the artist S. N. Ivashov-Musatov, and later would visit the studios of Ilya Mashkov and Alexander Osmerkin. In the first years of professional work, the artist turned to the experience of different areas of painting — impressionism, post-impressionism, color principles of Matisse and spatial structures of P. cézanne. Weisberg's distinguished by a deep interest in philosophy, art theory, literature, poetry and music that helped him solve specific painting problems. The beginning of independent creative work of the artist refers to 1940. Weisberg quickly found his own artistic handwriting. Earlier work still clearly show the impressions in the studios of Ilya Mashkov and Alexander Osmerkin. These are his still lifes with fruit, in which color harmony is the major character ("UNTIDY TABLE", 1953). In the early 1950s, the Artist was written a deeply psychological portraits. The expression in them is achieved by rich color contrasts - "PORTRAIT of LISA PAVLOVA", 1957; "GROUP portrait of a FAMILY DEGOLEVICH", 1958. At this time the artist became friends with artists, focuses on the tradition of the Association "Jack of diamonds", and in 1961 he spoke at a joint exhibition with N. And. Antonovym N.. Egorshina, K. A. Mordovin has, B. G. Birger, M. V. Ivanov, M. F. and P. F. Nikonova, L. L. Berliner. This group was called "Group 8". Weisberg has worked tirelessly, aiming to get fluent in professional craftsmanship, thoroughly and consistently studied the works of the great masters of the past. A serious understanding of the achievements of the artists of the new time, the analysis of the structure of their works led to the artist's own theories of painting. The artist sought, in his words, "invisible painting", called "white on white". To implement this idea he kept going all my life. "White on white" does not deny the existence of color: from the artist's "white" consists of many subtle "particles" of color. The artist himself said: "Harmony is a homogeneous light gradually sensed through (through) design. This light is beyond our senses. When slowed down by our limited senses, it is felt, not understanding it." Light for the painter has nothing to do with lighting items, he seems to be occurring from the inside of the picture ("white ON WHITE", 1961). Since 1962, the artist began to write plaster figures, mostly geometric, and since this plastic theme is varied them throughout his creative life. Cubes, cylinders and pyramids, white painted, kept only their geometric essence, deprived the nature of the material. Of these items, the artist built an infinite number of compositions, each of which was so accurate and complete, that did not allow for any changes. Faces, planes, curves, surfaces always become the targets for the main detection light which pervaded them, and which they seem to radiate ("still life WITH FLASKS", 1964; "still life WITH POTATOES", 1965). Internal communication, the subordination of the subjects in the paintings of the artist was harmony, the subordination of space created by the wizard based on subtle color and light relationships. In addition to geometric shapes, the artist placed his canvases on the sink, the beauty of which is revealed in his works thanks to the finest real colors ("still life WITH CORAL", 1977). Later he began to paint portraits. In these works, spirituality is perhaps revealed more clearly because of the organic confluence of vision of the image of the model and its internal subjective experience.

The artist lived on the Arbat and loved to paint the courtyards and alleys. His drawings are absolutely classic and reminiscent of the old masters, with all of the present sensations and visions. The artist was an excellent teacher, many artists have studied with him, remember with gratitude his lessons. From 1959 to 1984 the artist taught painting in the Studio of the training Institute of the Union of architects of the USSR, from 1964 to 1966 — a Course on television in Moscow. The artist's life in art was a hard work caused confusion and critical responses. For the first time his works were exhibited in 1956, and until 1985 the artist participated in various exhibitions. The first personal exhibition was held after the painter's death in 1988. Most of the work of the artist is abroad in private collections.


Vladimir G. Weisberg. Painting, drawing, watercolor. Catalogue of the exhibition. M, 1988.

Vladimir G. Weisberg . 1924 – 19985. Painting, watercolor, drawing. Catalogue of the exhibition from the State Tretyakov gallery dedicated to the 70th anniversary from the day of birth. M., 1994.

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