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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). 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.
Chronology of the principal sculptural works of Alexander Bourganov
- 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).
Sources and Citations
- BIography provided by U.S. Embassy Moscow for dedication of Whitman Statue at Moscow State University, October 2009
- biography from U.S. Embassy, October 2009
- List of works taken from the Russian-language Wikipedia article on Alexander Bourganov