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BEINGS AND BEING: WORKS BY FELIX LEMBERSKY

It will be decades before the full story of postwar Russian art emerges. Felix Lembersky, born 1913 in Lublin, grew up in the Ukraine, where his parents were murdered by Nazi occupiers in the early 1940s; he himself endured the siege of Leningrad. His raw yet lyrical paintings, informed by modernist compositional instability, non-naturalistic colour and often featuring skeletal figures, mostly treat the aftermath of these events from the day-to-day viewpoint of survivors - "Building After Gunfire", "On a Walk, The Time of War" and the angular, bony woman, exhausted but physically vivid, in "Lezhaschaya, The Siege of Leningrad". Independent and autobiographically driven, Lembersky trod an uneasy path in Soviet Russia. This is his inaugural European show. www.pushkinhouse.org 020 7269 9770, runs to May 17

Credit: By Jackie Wullschlager

Publication title: Financial Times
First page: 15
Publication year: 2013
Publication date: May 4, 2013
Year: 2013
Section: FT WEEKEND SUPPLEMENT - LIFE & ARTS
Publisher: The Financial Times Limited
Place of publication: London (UK)
Country of publication: United Kingdom
Publication subject: Business And Economics--Banking And Finance, Political Science
ISSN: 03071766
Source type: Newspapers
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 1348307852
Document URL: http://search.proquest.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/docview/1348307852?accountid=11311
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