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Turovsky, Mikhail

Mikhail Turovsky - Venice Capriccio #31 (1998)Mikhail Turovsky - Pink Landscape, 2000
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Venice Capriccio #31 (1998)
Mikhail Turovsky - Venice Capriccio #31 (1998)

19 5/8" x 19 3/4" oil on canvas  signed 

Pink Landscape, 2000
Mikhail Turovsky - Pink Landscape, 2000

SOLD 19" x 16" oil on board signed on rev.








He was born in Kiev in 1933. During the Second World War, he was evacuated to Samarkand with his mother and older brother. His father was killed in 1943.

Turovsky attended the art school in Samarkand. His classmates in included Ilya Kabakov, the famed conceptualist artist.

Turovsky returned to Kiev in 1944 and continued his studies at the Shevchenko State Art School. He later graduated from the Kiev Art Institute, where he studied under the master, Tatyana Yablonskaya in 1960. He continued his post graduate studies at the Moscow Academy of Art from 1965 until 1968.

Turovsky commenced a prolific career in 1957, participating in numerous group exhibitions in Ukraine and Russia as well as in Europe and Latin America. In 1962, he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

In 1979, Turovsky and his family immigrated to the Bronx in New York City. His international career took off quickly as he exhibited in New York, Jerusalem, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Venice and Arles.

His paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kiev,) the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Yad Vashem Memorial Art Museum in Jerusalem, the Herbert Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the Notre Dame University Art Museum as well as in many private collections.

In 2008 he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine and in 2009 he was voted in as a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts.

Today, he lives and paints in New York.