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Ernst Neizvestny

(1925-2016), Sculptor

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Ernst Neizvestny, by Ida Kar - NPG x132614

Ernst Neizvestny

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132614

Ernst Neizvestny, by Ida Kar - NPG x132615

Ernst Neizvestny

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132615

Ernst Neizvestny, by Ida Kar - NPG x132616

Ernst Neizvestny

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132616

Ernst Neizvestny, by Ida Kar - NPG x132617

Ernst Neizvestny

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132617




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Joel Ney

23 September 2016, 16:15

The prolific visual artist Ernst Neizvestny (1925-2016) was a key pioneering sculptor and figure who played a pivotal role in the radical changes that took place in 20th Century art history in the Soviet Union (now known as the Russian Federation). As fate had it, this artist, who had famously verbally clashed in a debate with outspoken Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) at an exhibition of "Nonconformist" art, was later commissioned to create Khrushchev's memorial monument before leaving the USSR in 1976.

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