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Anatoly Dverin
Oil and Pastel Paintings

At the First Parish Art Gallery - October 29, 2006 - December 8, 2006

Ukrainian artist, Anatoly Dverin, received his M.F.A. from the Kharkov Fine Art Institute in Ukraine.  His colorful and impressionistic paintings reflect his Eastern European background.  He now resides in Plainville, Massachusetts where he maintains his studio.About the Artist:

Mr. Dverin reached the pinnacle of the Soviet art world in the mid 1960’s, becoming a member of the Artist’s Union of the USSR.  Dissatisfied with the political scene, Anatoly and his wife, Lora, applied for permanent exit visas.  Anatoly was promptly kicked out of the Artists Union and both he and Lora lost their citizenships, college diplomas and even their driver’s licenses.  After several years of intimidation and stress, they were given visas, arriving in New York City in 1976 with $200 to their names.  They settled in Boston where Anatoly became a successful commercial artist.  More recently, he has been painting “for himself."  Finding a peace - deepened by his past challenges - has been rewarding and he enjoys focusing on a variety of subjects including landscapes, portraits and still lifes. 

Listed in
Who is Who in American Art
Who is Who in the World
Who is Who in the East
Who is Who in Russian Art

Oil Painter of America, signature member
Pastel Society of America
Pastel Society of North Florida
Knickerbockers Artists, NY
Cassat Art Society

Artist’s Statement:
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, Ukraine
B.A. Commercial Art Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Publications: Anatoly Dverin, American Impressionist (link) by Anatoly Dverin
Best of Pastel by Rockport Publication
Best of Portrait Painting by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Landscape Inspirations by Rockport Publication
American Artist Magazine

Artist's Website:


Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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