Efros Gerasim Grigorievich
1902, Kovel, Volyn Province – 1979, Leningrad
Painter, graphic artist. Studied at the studio of Mikhail Bernstein (1915–1916); New Art Workshop (art school founded by Princess Gaga ri na, 1918); at the private studio of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, State Free Art Studios/VKhUTEMAS in Pet – rograd (1918–1924); Faculty of Architecture, VKhUTEIN (1924–1929, awarded the title of artist-architect for his diploma work Building Exhibition in Leningrad). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1924). Member of the Union of Architects (1933). Contributed to satirical magazines Begemot, Buzoter, Smekhach, Krasny Voron, Lapot, Pushka, Revizor, Krokodil (1924–1931) and The Red Newspaper (1925–1927).
Invited by the architects Vladimir Shchuko and Vladimir Gelfreich to submit his studies Harvest, Aircraft Manufacturers, Miners for the relief frieze and join the completion project of the Palace of Soviets in Moscow (1938–1940). Taught at the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute (late 1930s–1961); Alexander Herzen State Pedagogical Institute (1962). Historians of Soviet caricature often resorted to the oeuvre of Gerasim Efros as a satirical graphic artist from the 1960s onwards. Gerasim Efros was first mentioned as Petrov-Vodkin’s student in the publication Efros Gerasim Grigorievich (1902–1979). Exhibition catalogue. Articles by A. Borovsky and I. Galeev. Art Divage Gallery, Moscow, 2004.