1938-2017, English, Russian, Published edition: George Virine photographs and papers. Virine, George, 1920-2017, (compiler.)

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Physical Description
  • 22 albums and boxes of correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and other material.
Language
  • English
  • Russian

Edition details

Title
  • George Virine photographs and papers.
Creator
  • Virine, George, 1920-2017, (compiler.)
Produced
  • 1938-2017.
Content Types
  • text still image three-dimensional form
Carrier Types
  • volume sheet object
Physical Description
  • 22 albums and boxes of correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and other material.
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Summary
  • The manuscript and photographic archive of Brisbane Sculptor George Virine (1920-2017), documenting his life and career from his early days in Moscow until his death in Brisbane in 2017. The collection consists of copy letters from the artist to patrons, sitters and friends, letters to the editors of various newspapers, correspondence with the John Birch Society and the Anti-Communist League of America, albums of photographs documenting George Virine’s life, works and exhibitions; catalogues for art exhibitions, realia, ephemera and personal scrapbooks.
Biography
  • In 1951, George arrived in Sydney on a Nanssen passport, after a one month journey on the Chungking ship followed by Irina a few months later. In 1953, he and his wife moved to Brisbane. They settled at Buranda. In 1957, he opened a studio in Given Terrace, Paddington where he gave private lessons and staged his first exhibition. In 1960, he became a part-time teacher at Brisbane’s Central Technical College. He was later offered a full-time position and taught at the college for 16 years. In 1968, he opened a studio and Art Academy at Kangaroo Point. In 1970, he completed a bust of Captain Cook for the Bi-Centenary which is located at Parliament House. His subjects included Archbishop James Duhig, Ringo Starr, and Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Sculptors Rhyl Hinwood, Catharina Hampson and Phillip Piperides are among his former students.
  • George Virine was born Yuri Millievich Ezersky in Moscow, on 15 March 1920. He was educated in Moscow and went on to study sculpture in that city. In 1940 he was conscripted into the Red Army for three years. He took part in the Battle of Smolensk and became a machine gunner and a guerrilla partisan. He was captured by the Germans and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp. In 1944, he escaped and made his way to Luxembourg where he carried out sculpture commissions. In 1946, he moved to Paris where he worked as a painter and eventually gained employment at Villeroy &​ Boch in Audun le Tiche making moulds for porte coutures (knife rests) and handles for vases. He met Irina Pavlenko and they married in 1947.
Notes
  • 31489, George Virine Photographs and Papers , John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
  • Multiple copyright statuses.
Access Conditions
  • Unrestricted access.
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Language
  • English
  • Russian
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