Soviet Ukrainian painter. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. She was born on March 13, 1914 in the town of Troitskoe, Ananyevsky district of the Kherson province. Fifteen years later, Dean arrives in Odessa and goes to the Art School, where her first teacher is M. K. Gershenfeld, the artist is a participant in the exhibitions of Paris “salons.” Three years later, after the brilliant graduation of the art school, Frumin was admitted to the second year of the graphic faculty of the Odessa Art School Institute. And again she is lucky with the teachers: Professor M. I. Zhuk, graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, “Odessa Parisian” TB Fraerman. MD Muzelmaher (a student of VA Favorsky). Since 1935 – studying at the Kiev Art Institute in the studio of FG Krichevsky. In 1942, in military evacuation in Samarkand, D. Frumin in the United Art Institute (Moscow, Leningrad, Kharkov, Kiev) successfully defended his thesis. In the same year she was admitted to the Union of Artists of Uzbekistan. In the period 1943-1945 she lived and worked in Moscow, joined the Moscow Organization of Artists. In September 1945 she returned to Odessa, became a member of the Union of Artists of the Ukrainian SSR. Shortly after graduation, DM Frumin began to take part in group exhibitions, and in June 1946 her first solo exhibition “Etudes of Samarkand” was held at the Odessa Museum of Eastern and Western Art. The time difficult for the creative intelligentsia, which was marked by the well-known decree on the Leningrad journals Zvezda and Leningrad, was not spared by Frumin. The colouristic depth of the works presented at the exhibition, their intimacy, modesty of motives, impressionism, some critics tried to stigmatize as “formalism” – a challenge to socialist realism. Dina Mikhailovna, however, possessed incredible stamina that helped her withstand the blows of the system and fate. She remained true to her creative ideals and for many years continued to create primarily “for herself”, although she participated in regional, republican, all-union and international exhibitions. Basically, the created becomes the property of a close circle of friends, close students and sent to the regiment. The second solo exhibition of the painter’s works took place after a huge break – in 2002, also in the Museum of Western and Eastern Art. A major exhibition attracted increased interest and excellent feedback from the general public and art connoisseurs. In this regard, it was even extended the time of its exposure. The works exhibited at this exhibition can be viewed on the museum page. “The main principle of color in Frumina’s paintings is the fixation of all changes in the subject color under the influence of lighting and revealing the richness of color relationships through a system of reflexes, contrasts and nuances. In early works, the mother-of-pearl and later silver color is built by the artist through the finest color transitions, valers, which create a complex gradation of light and shadow within the same color, which enhances the feeling of vibrational vibrations of the light and air environment. The artist never uses pure spectral colors, each brushstroke in the painting is unique – it is a complex mixture with a clear chromaticity. In the refinement and harmony of color, in the artist’s gravitation toward the cold scale, there is a kinship with the musical painting of VE Borisov-Musatov. The space in the works of Frumin is integral, and the fragmentation of the composition makes it possible to make it endless, unhindered developing in different directions, overcoming the plane of the canvas. Space and mass are actively interacting. “The genre of the landscape is the main in Frumin’s work.The advantage is urban landscapes, she also loved rural motifs, she rarely painted the sea, she worked in the portrait genre, she devoted special attention to self-portraits throughout her life. she addressed to the motive of the flower and blooming branches.From 1948 to 1968 she taught at OGU (since 1965 Grekov), where she brought up a galaxy of talented artists (including the underground) on the basis of enduring world ills In 2005, she published the book “My Memories”, in which she devoted considerable attention to her teachers as well as to her teachers, , and to their numerous students, with several of whom retained close human and creative relationships until the last days of their lives. July 30, 2005 Dina Mikhailovna Frumin suddenly died, not completing the next canvas. The funeral took place at the III Jewish (Slobodsky) cemetery in Odessa. In 2013, in Odessa, at the house number 1 in Sabansky Lane, where the artist and teacher lived and created their works, a memorial plaque-bas-relief was installed.