Bozhii, Mikhail Mikhailovich

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Bozhii, Mikhail Mikhailovich


Born Sept. 7 (20), 1911, in Nikolaev. Soviet painter; People’s Artist of the USSR (1963); member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962).

Bozhii graduated from the Fine Arts Technicum in Nikolaev (1933). He is primarily a portraitist who tries to reveal the ethical beauty and inner worth of Soviet man. His works include Portrait of R. Kushlianskii, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1945; Honor Student Svetlana Shipunova (1950); A Trained Nurse (1955); Thoughts, O My Thoughts ... (1959–60); V. I. Lenin (1959–61); and The Twentieth Century (1964–67). All of these paintings are in the Museum of Ukrainian Fine Arts of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev. Bozhii also painted A New Age (1969). He was a delegate to the sixth and seventh convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Bozhii has been awarded the Badge of Honor and various medals.


Shaposhnikov, F. Mykhailo Mykhailovych Bozhii. Kiev, 1963.
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