Alexander Bourganov

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Princess Turandot Fountain, Old Arbat Street, Moscow (1997)

Alexander Bourganov (Born 1935) is a Russian sculptor, a National Artist of Russia, and a member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. His recent works include a monument to Alexander Pushkin located at George Washington University in Washington DC (2000); a statue of John Quincy Adams, the first U.S. Ambassador to Russia and later President of the United States, located in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2008); and a statue of poet Walt Whitman located on the campus of Moscow State University (2009).[1] In 2001 his studio in Moscow was given the status of a State Museum, known as Bourganov's House. His other works around Moscow include a series of fountains and statues on Ukrainsky Boulvar, near the Hotel Ukraine.

Bourganov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and was graduated from Moscow State Artistic and Industrial College (now Stroganov University). He received a PhD. in art history.[2]

In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.[3]

Chronology of the principal sculptural works of Alexander Bourganov[edit]

  • Monument commemorating the 400th birthday of the city of Orel (1966)
  • "Memories of an old worker" (1968)
  • Decorative relief-emblem on the Central House of Filmmakers in Moscow (1969)
  • Monument "Friendship of Peoples: in honor of the 400th annivrersary of the union of Udmurtia and Russia (1972)
  • "Victory" statue at the Central House of Artists, Moscow (1978)
  • "War and Peace", Germany (1980)
  • "Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space", Expo 86 World's Fair, Canada (1986)
  • Portraits in bas-relief of Russian artists Repin, Surikov, Briullov, Konenkov, Ivanov and Shishkin at the Tretyakovskaya Station of the Moscow Metro (1986)
  • Composition with nine figures "War and Peace" (1987)
  • Monument to Sofia Perovskaya, Kaluga (1987)
  • Portrait of Ivan Tsvetaev for the Pushkin State Museum, Moscow (1992)
  • Monument to Soviet Soldiers killed on the territory of Belgium during the Second World War (1990–92)
  • Monument to the poet Lermontov, Moscow (1994)
  • Monument to the writer Ivan Bunin, Voronezh (1995)
  • Fountain "Princess Turandot" on Old Arbat Street (1997)
  • Monument to Alexander Pushkin and Natalia Goncharova on Old Arbat Street (1999)
  • Monument to Alexander Pushkin at George Washington University in Washington D.C. (2000)
  • Gallery "Legendary People"; bust of great figure in world culture: Andrei Tarkovsky, Iosif Brodsky; Rudolph Nuryevev, Ivan Bunin, G. Fogeler. (2000–2005).
  • "The Golden Lion." (2002)
  • Sculptural ensemble on Ukrainsky Boulvar in Moscow: "Allegory of Air"; "Allegory of Water"; "Forests of Ukraine"; "Fountain "Youth"; *Decorative sculpture "Friendship"; monument to E.F. Gnesina. (2005)
  • Memorial plaque to S. Richter, Moscow (2005).
  • Decorative bas-reliefs on the building of the Bogoliubov Library, Moscow (2005).
  • Sculptural ensemble "Ecology" in the Square on Sivtsev Vrazhye (2005).
  • Sculptural park 'Understanding knowledge" on the square in front of the film theater Brest in Moscow. (2005).
  • Statue of John Quincy Adams in front of the U.S. Embassy Moscow (2008).
  • Statue of Walt Whitman in front of the Humanities Faculty Building at Moscow State University (2009).[4]


Sources and Citations[edit]

  1. ^ BIography provided by U.S. Embassy Moscow for dedication of Whitman Statue at Moscow State University, October 2009
  2. ^ biography from U.S. Embassy, October 2009
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  4. ^ List of works taken from the Russian-language Wikipedia article on Alexander Bourganov

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