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SERGEI BONGART

(1918-1985)

PAINTER & EDUCATOR

By Danielle Peltakian

Sergie Bongart was born in Kiev, Russia. He completed his art training in Prague, Vienna and Munich. In 1948, he immigrated to the United States from a war-torn Russia. A year later, he purchased fellow countryman Nikolai Fechin’s studio in Santa Monica, CA, where he taught drawing and painting there until his death in 1985.




EXHIBITIONS

  • De Young Museum, San Francisco
  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  • National Academy of Design, New York City
  • Zachary Waller Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Collections

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA
  • Long Beach Art Museum, CA
  • National Academy of Design
  • Theater Museum, Kiev, Russia
  • Awards

  • 1959 Grand National Gold Medal, America Artists Professional League, New York City
  • 1962 First Prize, West Coast Oil Panting Exhibition, Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 1969 Silver Medal, American Watercolor Society
  • Memberships

  • American Watercolor Society
  • National Academy of Design
  • Royal Society of Artists
  • Society of Western Artists
  • Bibliography

    1. 1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. I, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 377.
    2. Updated 5/4/2007.

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