Leonid Pasternak

Leonid Pasternak
Leonid Pasternak, the poet's father , born (March 22) on April 3 1862 in Odessa. The family had six children. In his early childhood, Leonid showed love for drawing, but the parents insisted on a more "earthly" profession. In 1881on entered Moscow University medical school, and two years later he moved to the Faculty of Law of the University of Odessa and studied there until 1885.

classes in painting during his student days, he did not stop — he took lessons in Moscow studio school ES Sorokin, learned the skill of etching at II, and then passed on competition in the Munich Royal Academy of Painting and went to Germany. These years were a time of inspiration and becoming the master.

In 1889 he married the pianist Rosalie Kaufman. Soon, his painting "A Letter from Home" becomes 3115 PM for the Tretyakov Gallery. Pasternak has an opportunity to travel to Paris, of which he had dreamed all his life. After the trip, his brush and pencil are becoming more free and delicious. Pasternak starts to use a new technique — a combination of tempera and pastels, drawing a lot of coal. His works have become more dynamic, expressive and natural.

Leonid participates in the annual exhibitions of the Wanderers. At the next exhibition of paintings Pasternak "Debutante" attracts the attention of . They are introduced, and Parsnips are frequent guests of Tolstoy in Moscow and Yasnaya Polyana, where the artist paints a writer and creates illustrations for "War and Peace" and "Resurrection", which were approved by Tolstoy and marked medal Paris World Exhibition-1900.

By this time, Leonid Pasternak is famous professor of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, and will remain in office more than a quarter century.

In 1921, Pasternak, along with his wife and daughters had gone for treatment Germany — he needed an operation on his eyes. Sons Boris and Alexander remain in Moscow. After the surgery, the family Pasternak is in no hurry to go back — a lot of work had to be completed in Germany. In 1927 and 1932 in Berlin, held two solo exhibitions of the artist.

In 1933, to power in Germany Hitler comes, and Pasternak and his wife go to the daughters, who had already been living in England.

Leonid Pasternak died in Oxford May 31 in 1945, after living a bright and full of life, was happily married and was realized as an artist. The artist's works are now represented in many museums and private collections in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.