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Bongart, Sergei

Sergei Bongart - Watermelon in Basket
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Watermelon in Basket
Sergei Bongart - Watermelon in Basket

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1918 - 1985

Bongart was a 1939 graduate of the Kiev Art Academy. He escaped from war-torn Kiev in 1943 and eventually made it to the U.S. in 1948.

Bongart became a well-known painter in the U.S. winning many national awards and becoming an esteemed teacher.

As an artist, Bongart became known for his vital and creative paintings, and his art appeared in countless exhibitions around the US and abroad, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Academy of Design, New York; the Museum of Russian Art, Kiev; and the Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev.