Dubrovskii-Eshke, Boris Vladimirovich
Born Mar. 30 (Apr. 11), 1897, in Tbilisi; died Sept. 7, 1963, in Moscow. Soviet cinema artist. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1940). Member of CPSU from 1948.
Dubrovskii-Eshke studied at the Leningrad Academy of the Arts. A professional artist since 1917, he began working in 1924 as the chief artist at the country’s leading movie studios. He assisted in the production of the films Sar-Piguet and Appointment to Life (both in 1927), The Mutiny (1929), Fire Transport (1930), Conspiracy of the Dead (1930, with M. Levin), Counterplan (1932), and The Front (1943). He was the artist for the films Lenin in October (1937, with N. Solov’ev) and Lenin in 1918 (1939, with V. Ivanov). Dubrovskii-Eshke conducted research in cinematic stage design techniques, and in 1929 he assisted in the creation of a department for training cinema artists. In 1938, Dubrovskii-Eshke began teaching at the (All-Union State Institute of Cinematography); he became a professor there in 1940.