BEING AND BEINGS: Works by Felix Lembersky
24th April – 17th May
Pushkin House is pleased to present the work by Russian artist Felix Lembersky
(b. Lublin, Poland, 1913; d. Leningrad, 1970), his first exhibition in Great Britain. Rooted in Soviet Avant-Garde and academically trained in Leningrad, Lembersky melded realist and modernist forms, realigning them to create emotionally charged and thought-provoking imagery, expressed through a masterful technique and exquisitely complex color. His work offers a poignant view of life and the role of an artist as the voice of the people. A contemporary and friend of Dmitri Shostakovich, Natan Rakhlin, and Vasily Grossman, Lembersky was part of the subversive high culture that created a viable alternative to state-mandated art.