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Petrovich Axelrod


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

Born in Leningrad in 1928. Received his education in the Mukhina Academy.

Did the mosaic mural, he painted using the technique of the Fayum portraits - the encaustic.

Played several musical instruments, was especially fond of Bach.

His workshop in the attic, on the Fontanka angle Mayorov was a special place, a special world, which attracted young artists, musicians, poets. Some of them were extraordinary gifted people - and don't forget the attic.

In 1982, the authorities had offered him urgently to leave the borders of the Soviet Union. "Where?" - he ejaculated. "But you got the invitation to their historical homeland!" "I didn't ask!" - "No matter apply!" Time charges are not given. To take pictures was not allowed. He left with the umbrella and plastic bag in hand, and suddenly, after passing passport control, she knew he was "released for the thorn"!

Settled in Tiberias on the shores of the sea of Galilee, he - Genesaret, aka the sea of Galilee. Had grown again friends, students, students... and he died There in January 2004

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