Item #AT-0290

"Pansies" by Boris Valentinovich Scherbakov (1916-1996)


This is a stunning oil on board, "Pansies" by Russian artist Boris Valentinovich Scherbakov (1916 - 1986). Signed lower right and verso with title, "Pansies" in Russian.

Gilt period frame.




15.5"H x 13"W


19.5"H x 16.5"W

Boris Scherbakov was born in the year 1916 into a dynasty of Russian artists. In the year 1933 at the age of 17 years old, he began his formal education at the Russian Fine Art Academy. He studied with important Russian artist Isaac Israelevitch Brodsky 1883 - 1938, Vladimir Yakovlev 1934 - 1998, and P. Shukhmin.

In 1952, he was awarded the USSR State Award for taking part in creating the painting “Session of the Presidium of the Scientific Academy of the USSR together with several artists and for a series of portraits of scientists. In 1973 he was selected as a corresponding member of the Art Academy of the USSR.

Scherbakov was awarded the titles “Honored Artist of Russia” in 1976; "People’s Artist of Russia” 1981; and “People’s Artist of the USSR,” 1986.

His works can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, several regional museums, many museums of the former USSR, in the White House and the Congress of the USA, in the British Royal family.

He died in 1995 at the age of 79.