Leonid Efros

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Leonid Efros (Леонид Эфрос) is a Russian oil painter and enamellist best known for making drawings and paintings of European royalty, including Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Princess Michael of Kent.[1] He drew the Queen during a 2-hour sitting in March 1992 alongside long-time collaborator Alexei Maximov.[2] His drawings formed the basis of an exhibition of enamels at the Kremlin Armoury in 1994.[2] Examples of his work are held in the Kremlin's permanent collection as well as other important Russian galleries.[3] His work has also been exhibited at the Moscow City Museum and the F.M. Dostoevsky Literary and Memorial Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).[4]


  1. ^ "Russian Artists Paint the Queen" (PDF). The Daily Telegraph. July 31, 1992. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Alexei Maximov: Enamel – a delicate matter". New Style Magazine. n.d. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Pavlovich M.K. (Moscow) Enamel artists documents in the archives of the Moscow Kremlin Museums" (in Russian). The State Museum (Kremlin). Retrieved 2013-11-09. one can not say a few words about the Petersburg artists Leonid Efros and Alexei Maximov, whose work and documents are also represented in the Moscow Kremlin. Leonid Efros, preferring genre miniatures on enamel, devoted part of his works to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov and other historical figures... Maximov and Efros exhibited works in Russia and abroad, many of them are in the leading museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as abroad. 
  4. ^ Efross.com. "Personal Exhibitions". Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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