Artists' Portraits: Putting a Face to the Name

Oct 19, 2013 - Apr 06, 2014
Dodge Wing Lower Level

More than 30 photographic portraits of Soviet nonconformist artists drawn from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection provide an opportunity to face those who dared to disagree with the restrictions on art imposed by the Communist regime during the Cold War era. These artists embarked on a quest for freedom of expression, by risking social, political, and economic repercussions. Taken by photographers who were close friends of the artists, the images in this exhibition provide insight into the subjects' personalities, friendships, and surroundings, often featuring them in their studios. 

Organized by Julia Tulovsky, Associate Curator of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art

Supported by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund

Lev Melikhov

Portrait of Eduard Gorokhovsky