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Ernst Neizvestny dies in New York

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Ernst Neizvestny dies in New York


Photo: © Anatoly Semeckin/TASS photo report A famous sculptor Ernst Neizvestny died in New York at the age of 91, reports TASS. According to his relations, he had bad stomach aches when he was staying in his countryside cottage. The sculptor’s wife took him to hospital where he died several hours later.

Ernst Neizvestny was born 9 April 1925 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg). In 1943, he joined the Red Army as a volunteer. At the close of World War II, he was heavily wounded. He left the USSR in the middle of 1970s and lived in the U.S. since then. Works by Ernst Neizvestny are kept in world’s famous museums and monuments he made are installed in a lot of cities in many countries..

In late 2015, Ernest Neizvestny, speaking about Russia and answering the question what he could wish the country, said that he wished it “To win the struggle against terrorism and to improve common people’s quality of life”.

Ernest Neizvestny worked as a lecture at universities of New York, Harvard, Yale, California and Columbia. He was a member of a great number of arts academies operating in different countries. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 3rd class, and Oreder of Honor and the State Prize of the Russian Federation.

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