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Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History
Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Istorijos Muziejus



Published: 2021-08-17

 Painter and graphic artist Grigory Meerovich Gordon was born in 1909 in Kaunas. Until 1929 he lived in Vitebsk, Belarus. In 1929, Gordon graduated from the Vitebsk Art Technical College. As of 1927, the artist participated in regional, republican and union-level exhibitions. In 1929–1934, he studied at the Moscow Institute of Printing Arts and took classes with Sergei Gerasimov, Alexander Deinek, and N. Udaltsov. In 1938, Gordon became member of the USSR Artists' Union. During World War II, he fought on the 3rd Front of Ukraine. In 1979, the artist held a solo exhibition in Moscow. Gordon died in Moscow in 1995. The artist was known as a master of portrait, landscape and still life. Gordon's works can be found in museums in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, and in private collections in Russia, the USA, England and Spain.

Prepared by Jovita Stundžiaitė-Olšauskienė, conservationist-researcher of VGMJH holdings
© From the holdings of VGMJH
Guards of the Kapyl Synagogue. Paper, graphite pencil, 26.9 x 17.6 cm
(The drawing is pasted on a soft bluish-striped faded cardboard and the inscription in Belarusian at the bottom of the cardboard reads: Гордон / ВАРТАЎНІКІ З ЯУР. СІНАГОГІ У М-КУ КОПЫЛЬ)
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