|Biography from Kamp Gallery, Inc.:|
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Iosif Puchinskiy was born in 1922 in Uzda, Minsk. He began his
formal art education in 1938 at the Vitebsk Academy, the art school
founded by Marc Chagall. Puchinskiy’s studies were put on hold in
1942 when he was drafted into the Soviet Armed Forces, and fought in
the Battle of Stalingrad.
After World War II, Puchinskiy continued his education at the Minsk Art
School, then the Belarusian Theatrical and Arts Institute. His
rigidly structured painting courses were taught by Ivan Achremchyk,
Vial Virko and Valentin Volkov.
Puchinskiy has had solo exhibitions in Belarus in 1948, 1972, 1982 and
1994, as well as in Budapest, Warsaw, Moscow and Rome. He has
illustrated over 120 books in his native land, and his works are in
permanent museum collections in Belarus, Germany, Italy and Israel.
Puchinskiy immigrated to the United States in July 1994.
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