Born in Luga in 1891. Died in St. Peterburg province in 1972. Boris Lebedinsky was the son of a teacher. He studied in St. Petersburg at the Central Technical Design School of Baron Schtiglitz in 1910–1911 and at the school of the Society for the Promotion of Artists in 1911–1916. A.A. Rylov and N.K. Roerich were his teachers. The artist remained loyal to Realism his entire life. While still a student, Lebedinsky began to take part in art exhibitions, and in 1914 exhibited his works at the exhibition of Russian graphic art in Leipzig. When he was introduced to Siberian nature in 1916, the artist was captured by the epic force of the Baikal landscape, and in 1917 moved to Irkutsk. In 1918, Lebedinsky became a member of the Eastern Siberian department of the Russian Geographic Society and a participant of Siberian expeditions, and in 1920, the president of the Irkutsk Society of Artists. In 1925, he organized the first Siberian art exhibition in Irkutsk. From 1925 to 1928, Lebedinsky was the curator of the art gallery of the City Museum (now the Irkutsk Regional Museum of Art). In 1942–1944, he lived in Leningrad, in Staraya Russa, and in the Gorky region. After returning to Siberia, he taught at the Irkutsk Art School and at other educational establishments of city. Lebedinsky’s legacy includes drawings, graphic albums and paintings dedicated to the past of Irkutsk and the nature of the Baikal region.

Wild Rosemary in the East Sayan Mountains - 1922,  oil on canvas. Irkutsk Regional Art Museum named after V. P. Sukachev
The Tale of Baikal - no date, oil on canvas, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum named after V. P. Sukachev
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