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|Born||Eduard Arkadevich Steinberg
3 March 1937
|Died||28 March 2012
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Russian Academy of Arts|
|Occupation||Painter, activist, philosopher|
Eduard Arkadevich Steinberg (in Russian Эдуа́рд Арка́дьевич Ште́йнберг) (3 March 1937 – 28 March 2012) was a Russian painter, philosopher and activist.
Steinberg was born in Moscow, the son of poet and author Arkady Steinberg. He had residences in Tarusa (Kaluga region) and Paris. His wife, Galina Iosifovna Manevich, is a Russian art critic, author and essayist.
Steinberg began his career drawing live models and landscapes and later switched to "metaphysical still lifes".
In the 1960-1980s Steinberg participated in the dissident movement in the USSR, which supported freedom of expression in arts and basic human rights.
Steinberg became an academician of the Russian Academy of Arts. He also received a gold medal for his outstanding contribution to the development of painting and he was Chevalier of the Order of Friendship.
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