In Paris, at the age of 91, the artist Oscar Rabin died. He died Wednesday, November 7th. This was reported by Radio Liberty in the artist's family. At the same time, the newspaper Kultura, citing the Russian embassy in the Vatican, states that he died in Florence. Rabin was one of the most influential artists of the post-war Soviet avant-garde.
Rabin was born in 1928 in Moscow, studied at the Academy of Arts in Riga, the study of Yevgeny Kropivnitsky and the Moscow Art Institute.
At the end of the 50s, he became one of the founders of the Lianozovo School, an influential association of unconventional artists and poets, formed around his teacher, poet and artist Yevgeny Kropyvnytsky.
Rabin was the organizer of the bulldozer exhibition – an unauthorized exhibition of paintings in Moscow in 1974, destroyed by police with the help of bulldozers and irrigation machines.
In 1978 Rabin was forced to emigrate and has since lived in Paris, while Rabin's paintings are found in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and the Pompidou Center.
Rabin was married to the artist Valentina Kropivnitskoy, she died in Paris in 2008.