Boris M. Lavrenko (1920-2001)
Boris Lavrenko was born May 6, 1920 in Rostov-on-Don. At the age of 16, Lavrenko entered the Rostov Trade School of Arts and took part in local art exhibits through 1948.
Lavrenko became Master Sergeant of the 199th Brandenburg Infantry Regiment during the Great Patriotic War from 1941-45. He received the Patriotic War Order and numerous medals including the Victory over Germany medal.
In 1946, Lavrenko graduated from the Rostov and entered the Painting Department at the Repin Institute in Leningrad. Under the guidance of Pavlovsky, Frenz, Serebriany and Ioganson, he graduated with a degree in painting six years later.
From 1952 on, Lavrenko took part in major art exhi
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