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Spornikov, Boris

Boris Spornikov - Winter in SednevaBoris Spornikov - Church of the ResurrectionBoris Spornikov - In the Temple of Unravelling SocialismBoris Spornikov - Smiling ManBoris Spornikov - TempleBoris Spornikov - Vasyl StusBoris Spornikov - AwakeningBoris Spornikov - Port on the LenaBoris Spornikov - Clothes Drying, SednevaBoris Spornikov - Day in Sedneva
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Winter in Sedneva
Boris Spornikov - Winter in Sedneva

27 1/2" x 35 1/2" oil on canvas  signed 1982  $5,400

Church of the Resurrection
Boris Spornikov - Church of the Resurrection

13 5/8″ x 19 1/2″   oil on board   signed   1986  $1,200

In the Temple of Unravelling Socialism
Boris Spornikov - In the Temple of Unravelling Socialism

63″ x 43 1/4″   oil on canvas   signed   1984–1989  $23,000

Smiling Man
Boris Spornikov - Smiling Man

22″ x 19 5/8″   oil on canvas   signed   1950′s  $2,500

Temple
Boris Spornikov - Temple

55 1/4″ x 31 1/2″   oil on canvas   signed   1986–1994  $23,000

Vasyl Stus
Boris Spornikov - Vasyl Stus

51 1/8″ x 31 1/2″   oil on canvas   signed   1980′s   framed  $23,000

Awakening
Boris Spornikov - Awakening

49 1/2" x 65 3/4" oil on canvas signed 1989  $10,000

Port on the Lena
Boris Spornikov - Port on the Lena

19 1/4" x 28 1/4" oil on canvas signed 1976  $2,100

Clothes Drying, Sedneva
Boris Spornikov - Clothes Drying, Sedneva

19 5/8" x 27 1/4" oil on board  signed $2,600

Day in Sedneva
Boris Spornikov - Day in Sedneva

15 3/4" x 23 5/8" oil on canvas signed  $2,000

Girl in a Red Scarf
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Girl in a Red Scarf

SOLD  18 3/4" x 13"  oil on board signed 1975

Fishing Boats
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Fishing Boats

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Autumn Motif
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Autumn Motif

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Celebrations of the Arsenal Factory
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Celebrations of the Arsenal Factory

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Dark Field
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Dark Field

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Young Skiers
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Young Skiers

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Breath of Spring
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Breath of Spring

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Worker
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Worker

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Wood House in Yakutia
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Wood House in Yakutia

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Dnieper River
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Dnieper River

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Ukrainian Fields
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Ukrainian Fields

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Worker
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Worker

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Sakharov
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Sakharov

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Solzhenitsyn
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Solzhenitsyn

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Florenski
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Florenski

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Baltic Fishing Boats
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Baltic Fishing Boats

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Boats in Riga
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Boats in Riga

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Clothesline in Yakutia
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Clothesline in Yakutia

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Construction of the Social Club in Yakutia
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Construction of the Social Club in Yakutia

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Girl with the Yellow Shirt
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Girl with the Yellow Shirt

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House in Sedneva
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - House in Sedneva

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Partisan Woods
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Partisan Woods

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Northern Shores, Murmansk
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Northern Shores, Murmansk

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Northern Village, Sangari
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Northern Village, Sangari

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On the Lena River
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - On the Lena River

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Polar Sttlement, Yakutia
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Polar Sttlement, Yakutia

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Roping by Tian Ziania
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Roping by Tian Ziania

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Ukrainian House
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Ukrainian House

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Village of Sedneva, Spring
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Village of Sedneva, Spring

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Yard in Sedneva
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Yard in Sedneva

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Celebration of Deer Raisers
 Sold Works: Boris Spornikov - Celebration of Deer Raisers

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1930 - 2005

Boris Alexandrovich Spornikov was born in Kiev, Ukraine, August 3, 1930. He was eleven years old when he was inspired by a sketchbook to pursue a career as an artist. He lived in Kiev during the Nazi occupation and eventually he and his mother were forced to leave Ukraine for Germany but managed to escape from the train. 

He started classes at the Kiev Art School where he became interested in historical subjects. His first critically acclaimed painting, "Defense of Kiev from the Tartars", was finished when he was sixteen. In 1952, the famed Soviet painter, Sergei Grigoriev, rewarded Spornikov with an official assignment to the prestigious Kiev Art Academy. 

While at the Academy, he enjoyed continued success under Professor Karp Demyanovich Trokhimenko (b. 1885). He painted "O Parhomenko" and "Arsenalians" which became his official diploma works. 

After graduation, Spornikov moved to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine where he became a painting teacher at the Dnepropetrovsk Art School. During this period, he produced some of his finest works such as, "Heroes of Tripoli" and "The First Seeds of Communism", both later purchased by the Dnepropetrovsk Museum of Art. 

From 1958 to 1969, he lived and painted in Omsk (Siberia). His favorite subjects were core socialist themes, oil workers, collective farm scenes and militaria. His painting excellence earned him membership in the Council of Artists of the Soviet Union in 1962. He returned to Kiev in 1969, but returned annually to Siberia for drawing studies until his death in 2005. 

Late in life, Spornikov served as group leader of the Ukrainian Artists’ Union. During Soviet times, he participated in more than sixty major exhibitions and after the fall of the Soviet Union, the highly respected artist participated in numerous European shows. 

He is listed in Matthew Bown’s, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, 1900-1980’s.