Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov
(1927 - 1998)
Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Boris Sveshnikov is known for modernist painting, graphic art, book illustration, labor camp drawings.
Biography Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov
Born on 1 February 1927 in Moscow, Boris Sveshnikov was an artist, graphic artist and book illustrator. In 1945 he was awarded a place at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts.
In 1946 he was arrested on charges of being a member of an anti-Soviet terrorist organization. At the age of 19 and after a year in prison, Sveshnikov was forced into seven years in labour camp followed by a period of exile in Ukhta in the far north of the USSR. The heavy and debilitating work while at the camp was to permanently ruin the young man’s health.
While in exile, he maintained contact with his friends Lev Kropivnitsky and Arkady Shteinberg. In 1954 Sveshnikov was sent into further exile in Tarusa in the Kaluga region, where his
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