Grigory Gurevich, sculptor, painter, graphic artist, printmaker, and inventor has had more than 300 exhibitions in the United States and Europe and conducted hundreds of sculpture workshops in Italy, Denmark, and U.S. His paintings, drawings and sculptures have won numerous awards and are in public and private collections in Russia, Switzerland and France. He received a Masters Degree in Are from Academy of Fine and Industrial Arts in Leningrad (Sankt Petersburg), Russia and was a professor at St. Johns University, N.Y. and faculty member of Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. His bronze tableau of seven life–size figures entitled “The Commuters”, sculpted in 1985, is installed in Newark Penn Station. His book “Reflections” features 17 linocuts, etchings and mixed media prints has been included in the print collection of New York Public Library as well as the Rare Book collection of Newark Public Library, Library of Saint Bonaventure University and Hermitage Museum in Leningrad, Russia. In April 1995 Mr. Gurevich was granted a patent on a new type of manifolding book, one of which “Numbers 1-10, 10-1” is in the collection at the Brooklyn Museum and two different kind of books are in the collection of library at Columbia University of Chicago.

Mr. Gurevich created concept on pencil drawing technique and concept on sculpture of Human Head and had more then 300 workshops and demonstrations on this subject in the United States, Denmark and Italy. As a mime Mr. Gurevich created “Grigugur’s Pantomime Theater” in Leningrad (Sankt Petersburg), Russia in 1969 His Pantomime company toured in Russian Asia foem Karelskaia Filarmonia for half year before joining with Arkady Raykin Theater in 1969. Grigory Gurevich and his company – first professional pantomime theater in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) performed throughout Russia and in Arksdy Raykin Theater for 3 years, making independent performances with Michail Szhvanetsky, Karzev and Ilchenkov. Friend of Marcel Marceau, Grigory Gurevich staged in his theater pieces as Man and Machine, Man and the Sea, Man and the Society, Man and the Fire and others. His principles of movement influenced in some way many other pantomime companies in Russia and other countries, such as Slava Polunin, whose companies are performing all around the world, Robert Gorodezky and others.

Grigory and his company participated in several movies, such as: Shadow “TEN” shvarza, with OLeg Dal, Gambler “IGROK” with Aleksey Batalov, Man and the Song – German production and others. Grigory, as a stage director, choreographed movement for “Blue Bird” – Offenbachs wit ballet master Sidelnikov in Voronesz City, Mozart and Saliery in Oktiabrsky Zal – Leningrad, Cholstomer with Mark Rosovsky in Gorky Theater, Orpheus and Euridica for “Singing Guitar: ansambl and others. Later, when he came to the United States he created there his new company and in 1979 and performed in the United States as well as in Denmark, Germany and U.S. In 1998 he found in Jersey City “Arts on the Hudson” after school art program for gifted and talented children. He received major support from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts in cooperation with Hudson County, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, CDBG, Provident Bank, Staples Foundation for Learning, United Jersey Bank and Fleet Bank. “Arts on the Hudson” helps Jersey City children and adults of community as well as children from very low, low and moderate- income families to study variety of art disciplines from professional artists. The Art work, Mr. Gurevich produced, is in private collections of famous personalities as Marcel Marceau in France, A. Raikin in Russia as well as in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia and The United States. His work was published in leading art magazines and Newspapers in Russia, Denmark and the United States. In 2004 his pen and ink drawing “The Tree” had been excepted as a donation to the Gallery of Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

 

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1. Boris Brasol, founder    (1935 -1963)

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3. Semen Bogolubov         (1967 -1971)

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