Bozhi Mikhail Mikhailovich (1911-1990)
Born in Nikolaev (Ukraine) 1911. Studied at Nikolaev Art Tekhnikum 1930-33. Active in Odessa, Ukraine. Began exhibiting 1937. Important shows include "All-Union Art Exhibition", Moscow, 1950; "All-Union art Exhibition", Moscow, 1951; "All-Union Art Exhibition, Moscow, 1952; "All-Union Art Exhibition", Moscow 1955. Specialised in portraits, genre paintings. Well-known works include Svetlana Shipunova, an Outstanding Student (1950); Kiev Museum of Ukrainian Art); A Nurse (1955; Kiev Museum of Ukrainian Art); My Thoughts, Thoughts (1959-60; Kiev Museum of Ukrainian Art). Became a Soviet academician 1958. Awarded title "People's Artist of the USSR" 1963. Leading Ukrainian realist.
(Matthew Cullerne Bown: Russian and Soviet Painters. Ilomar, London)
Thank you to artist VadimTsirkulenko for images of this wonderful exhibition.
I will show some paintings by this young and promising artist soon.
below is his diploma work in Odessa Art Institute.