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 1960s, becoming a member of the Artists 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 drivers 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.
Publications: Anatoly Dverin, American Impressionist (link) by Anatoly Dverin
Artist's Website: http://www.4anatoly.com/
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,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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