Stern Pissarro Gallery

Oskar Rabin

(Russian, born 1928)

bouquet de fleurs dans un paysage urbain by oskar rabin

Oskar Rabin

Bouquet de Fleurs dans un Paysage Urbain, 1987

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Born in Moscow, Russia
1942 - 1945
Studied painting in the studio of Yevgeny Kropivinitsky
He spent the next two years studying in Riga, Latvia and returned to Moscow to continue his studies at the Surikov Institute.
Married Valentina Kropivnitskaya; They settled in the suburbs of Moscow, at Lianozovo.
Participated in the exhibition organized during the Moscow Youth Festival of 1957; Awarded an honorary diploma.
1958 - 1965
A group of young artists gathered around Oscar Rabine. It was at his place that they showed their pictures, and discussed different problems relating to the world of art. Later this group was called «the Lianozovo group». The Grosvenor Gallery organised a one-man exhibition for him in London.
While in France on vacation, he was exiled from the USSR.
Granted French citizenship
In 1990, the advent of perestroika restored his right to Russian citizenship and he received a new passport in 2006.
Lives and works in Paris, France


Portrait of the Artist and nonconformist’s view, Russian World Gallery, Paris, FX
Works on Paper, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Intimate Diaries, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Oscar Rabine Three Lives, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Museum of Art and Archaeology, Périgueux, France (solo)
Maillol Museum, Dina Vierny Foundation, Paris, FX
Arte Contro, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Roveretto, IT (catalogue published)
Oscar Rabin, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo)
Oscar Rabine, Valentina Kropivnitskaya, Alexander Rabine: Paintings & Drawings, Personal Collections, The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Times of Change, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


L’artiste et les bulldozers, être peintre en URSS, (The artist and the bulldozers, being an artist in USSR) Oscar Rabine (in collaboration with Claude Day), Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1981.