Steinberg, Edouard

  • Dyptique,1991
    Gouache sur papier
    106 x 68 cm

1937 – 2012 : Steinberg was born in Moscow, the son of poet, translator and artist Arkady Steinberg. He had residences in Tarusa (Kaluga region) and Paris. His wife, Galina Iosifovna Manevich, is a Russian art critic, author and essayist.Steinberg began his career drawing live models and landscapes and later switched to “metaphysical still lifes”.In the 1960-1980s Steinberg participated in the dissident movement in the USSR, which supported freedom of expression in arts and basic human rights.Steinberg became Honorary Members of the Russian Academy of Arts. Taking from the hands of Zurab Tsereteli a medal on a red ribbon, Steinberg said.My personal fate may seem difficult and even incomprehensible, but in fact it is the exact parallel with the fate of my country, which managed to emerge from the depths of captivity and isolation to the heights of cultural rebirth and universal acceptance.He also was Chevalier of the Order of Friendship (2008).


Edik Steinberg