SERGEI BONGART (1918-1985) bio

The Red Rose, c. 1955

24 x 36 inches | oil on canvas

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.

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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

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

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