Boris Messerer

Born: 1933, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer, illustrator. Born in Moscow (1933) in the family of Jewish ballet dancer Asaf Messerer (1903–1992) and silent movie star Anel Sudakevich (1906–2002). Studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture (1950–56). Member of the Union of Artists (1960). Designed the sets for over one hundred films and productions at the Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Moscow Arts Theatre and the Contemporary Theatre. Illustrated books for Moscow publishing houses. People’s Artist of Russia (1994). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1957).

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