Viktor Isaakovich Gershman (1921-2002)
Painter, nonconformist artist. Born in 1921 in Moscow. He graduated from high school at the College them. At the age of 14, his drawings were exhibited at the 1st International exhibition of Children's Drawings, held at the State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow).
In 1939 he entered the art department of the Moscow Textile Institute but in the fall of 1939 he was drafted into the Soviet Army, and then into the war. After demobilization in 1946, he was restored to study at the Moscow Textile Institute.
Upon graduation, he was sent to work at the Margilan silk factory of the Fergana region of the Uzbek SSR as the head of
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