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Trofimovich Gavris


Belarusian painter, teacher and public figure.

A graduate of the pedagogical Institute, the participant of World war I, I. T., Gavris in 1919 became a student of the Vitebsk people's art school (from 1920, the year the Vitebsk artistic-practical Institute), studying the system of cubism, futurism, Suprematism, and three years later received the title "master of fine arts

painting and drawing".

While studying Gabrisa take in UNOVIS, include part of the creative Committee. In 1922, after his departure from Vitebsk first, and then second of rectors of Artistic-practical Institute, Kazimir Malevich and Vera Ermolaeva, Gavris takes leadership of the Institute itself. And on the share Gabrisa will fall the heaviest part of the history of the closure of this famous educational institution.

In the second half of the 1920s- in 1930-ies, Gavris – active activist of the Belarusian revival, seeking ethnographic foundations to create a modern national art. This aspect of Gabrisa will be fatal for the artist in 1937

he will be arrested on charges of nationalist activities.


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