BirthdayApril 28, 1937

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  1. About Dmitri Plavinsky

    Full name: Dmitri Plavinsky
    Also known as: Dmitri Plavinsky, Plavinsky, Dmitri
    Professions: A Russian artist

  2. Dmitri Plavinsky Death information

    Died: Saturday, 1st of September, 2012 (Age: 75)

  3. Dmitri Plavinsky Biography

    Dmitri Plavinsky (Russian: ??????? ???????? ??????????) (28 April 1937 – 1 September 2012) was a Russian-American artist.An active member of the Nonconformist art community in the Soviet Union, Plavinsky mastered various mediums including painting, etchings, and mixed media.In 1956, he graduated from the theater department of the 1905 Institute of Art. In the 1960s, Plavinsky became one of the founders and leaders of the artistic nonconformist movement in Russia.Plavinsky's artistic themes ranged from origins on earth of the prototypes of fish, reptiles, and other prehistoric animals; to the genesis of primeval cultures, ancient and early Christian states, and the computer era of the twenty-first century. Many of his later works utilized symbols of the City of New York.The artist defined his artistic style as one of "Structural Symbolism," in which the unified image of the world is broken down into sequences of symbols submerged in the layers of time: past, present, and future.Because of his controversial and revolutionary creative output, he was not permitted to join the Moscow Union of Artists - a necessity in order to "officially" work as an artist, sell art, and have a studio under Soviet mandate - until many years later in 1978.Avoiding the difficult post-Perestroika years, the artist moved to New York City in 1992. In 2004, he returned to reside and work in Moscow.His art works are in the collections of several American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as major museums in Russia and Europe.

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