Soviet Ukrainian painter. Member of the USSR Union of Artists. Boris Grigorevich Nesterenko (Ukrainian – Boris Grigorovich Nesterenko) was born on August 7, 1914 in Pinsk (the Russian Empire) – from 1921 to 1939 Pinsk was part of the Polish Republic, his father was the head of the Gomel steam locomotive workshops. In 1934 he entered the Vitebsk Art College – until 1923 and after 1934 – 1939. Vitebsk Art College still remembered the names of Marc Chagall and his teacher Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Ivan Puni, Robert Falk and many other prominent artists . After graduating from the art school in 1939, Boris entered the All-Russian Academy of Arts, but he did not study, because in the same year he was drafted into the army, served as commander of the tank, then was thrown parachute landing on the territory of the BSSR, where he organized a partisan detachment, conducted sabotage on the communications of the German fascist invaders. After the war ended he worked as the head of the regional department of arts in Baranovichi and was an artist at the Union of Artists of the BSSR. In 1950, he moved to Kiev, henceforth his life and work are connected with Ukraine. Participated in the design of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VDNH). He worked in the Kiev Association of Artists and the Kiev Regional Department of the Art Fund of Ukraine. The artist – a participant of the Second World War – was awarded many orders and medals. Boris Grigorevich Nesterenko – artist his rating according to the Unified Art Register – 3B – professional artist, recognized and claimed by the art market and the public. He united in his work the traditions of the Soviet, Ukrainian and Belarusian pictorial schools, the features of academic socialist realism and the so-called “Soviet Impressionism”. He worked in different genres of easel painting – first of all, landscape painting, including the sea and city landscape – his pictures show: Kiev, already largely lost by us, Vydubychi, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, and cult Sednev, in the picturesque surroundings of which The House of Artists of Ukraine was located. No wonder many landscape objects Sednev in his paintings coincide with the nature of the famous Ukrainian artist Tatiana Nilovna Yablonska. In addition, the artist worked in the genre of portrait, historical genre, the author of the Leninadiad, genre painting, still-lifes in the style of socialist realism and Soviet impressionism in techniques – oil, tempera, pencil. The chronology of the works: the 50s-80s of the 20th century. Boris Grigorevich Nesterenko is a participant of many exhibitions of republican and all-Union significance. His works are in the collections of the Donetsk Art Museum (“Partisan” in 1971, “Evening on the Desna” 1972), Khmelnytsky Museum of Local Lore (“Suvori Roki Vinyni” 1974), Kramatorsk Art Museum (“Still Life” 1979), etc. In private Collections, galleries, collections of various institutions – universities, banks, libraries – there are his works “Metro station” Dnepr “1964,” Brigadier “1972,” In the artist’s studio “1975,” Inspiration “(” Tchaikovsky at work “) 1976, On the old roads “1977,” Fields to the left, the field to the right “1985,” Charivnitsa “1986,” Dnieper dalits “1 987, “Povin ‘on the Dniepri” 1987, “Our Rescue” 1988 and many others. At foreign auctions of France, Italy and other countries, the works “Difficult tasks”, 1956, “The Guardian”, etc., were sold. After the death of the artist in the Kiev House of Artists, a personal exhibition of his paintings was held. In the 90s his paintings were actively exported abroad, traces of many works were lost forever. By the centenary of the artist’s birth, an exhibition of his works was held at the Ivan Kavaleridze Museum. The works of the painter are widely represented in many public and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Photo: Boris Nesterenko “Dnepr metro station” 1964 year