Mikhail Gabe

Born: 1917, Petrograd
Died: 1984, Leningrad

Sculptor. Born in Petrograd (1917) in the family of Jewish architect Rufin Gabe (1875–1939) and his wife Liya (died 1956). Studied sculpture under Alexander Matveyev and Victor Sinaisky at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad (1936–41, 1947–48). Worked on Vera Isayeva’s statues of inventor Alexander Popov at 39-41 Kirov (now Stone Island) Prospekt (1954–56) and writer Maxim Gorky outside Gorkovskaya underground station in Leningrad (1959–68). Died in Leningrad (1984). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1948), including All Creatures Great and Small: Russian Animal Art (18th to 21st Centuries) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2004).

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