Soviet Ukrainian painter. Honored Artist of the USSR. David Zelmanovich Shostak was born on July 6, 1923 in Kiev. In 1952 he graduated from the Kiev State Art Institute. Teachers – A. Shovkunenko, G. Melikhov, T. Yablonskaya, V. Kostetsky, V. Puzyrkov. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Worked in the field of easel painting. Master of thematic paintings, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Since 1951 he has participated in city, republican, all-Union and foreign art exhibitions. The main exhibitions: 1954 – Exhibition of fine arts of the Ukrainian SSR, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Reunification of Ukraine with Russia, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; 1954 – Exhibition of fine arts of the Ukrainian SSR, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Reunification of Ukraine with Russia, Kiev, Simferopol; 1956 – Exhibition of works by marine painters, Gurzuf; 1957 – Exhibition of works of young artists dedicated to the Festival of Youth of the Ukrainian SSR, Central Exhibition Pavilion, Kiev; 1958 – Republican art exhibition dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Komsomol, Central Exhibition Pavilion, Kiev; 2003 – Exhibition of paintings by David Shostak, Foundation for the Promotion of the Development of Arts, Kiev; 2011 – Posthumous exhibition, National Museum of Arts. Bogdan and Varvara Khanenkov, Kiev. Since 1977, D.Z. Shostak – “Honored Artist of the USSR.” The main works: “From distant Russia (Karl Marx and Herman Lopatin” (1963), “From the Russian people, A. Lunacharsky’s discovery of the monument to TG Shevchenko in Petrograd, 1919” (1963-1964), “Kiev. 1917 (1967), Dedication to the Arsenalians (1969), In the Kiev underground (Hero of the Soviet Union V. Kudryashov and P. Mironichev) (1964-1965), Portrait of the People’s Artist of the USSR M. Deregus (1972) , etc. The works of David Zelmanovich Shostak are represented in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the National History Museum of Ukraine, in museum, gallery and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Photo: Shostak D.Z. :: Volga fishermen :: 1956 year