1937 He was
born in 1937 in
Omsk, to a family of painters
1951-1956 Studied at the Moscow V.I.Surikov Art School
His watercolors first published in "Pioneer"
Began showing his work in art exhibitions.
Studied at the Moscow V.I.Surikov National Art Institute
Worked as a policeman, a hospital, a theater fire
Created a series of
"Autographs of War”
1974 Admitted to the Moscow Artists Union
Focused on lithographs, etchings and portraiture.
Created "А farewell look."
Created "Delusion of persecution."
Awarded the "Struggle for Peace” medal for "Autographs of War".
Traveled extensively to Afghanistan. Based on his experiences, created series
"A Prayer for
1992-2006 Created "Communal Apartment Memories».
Visited former Nazi concentration camps. Created the series "Requiem".
He was awarded the title "Honorary Artist of the Russian Federation" for "Requiem”
"Autographs of War” nominated for the
Russian Federation National Prize
Trips to the 124th Laboratory
in Rostov-on-Don. Created the
series of drawings
series "The Mentally Ill of Russia."
2003 He was awarded the title of
of Arts of the Russian Federation” for "A Prayer for Peace".
"Requiem," "Autographs of War", "A Prayer for Peace",
and "The Mentally Ill of
Russia" were combined into the
series "LISTS of SORROW". He was awarded
the Diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts for a series of easel painting from the "LISTS of SORROW" series.
2004 Two trips to Grozny. Created a series of drawings
"I Loved this City."
2008 Trip to New York for the opening
of a one man exhibition
"Sketches in Memory of Holocaust
Victims and their Liberators " at
the UN headquarters.
"Requiem" exhibited at
Endicott College in Massachusetts.
October. A trip to the destroyed
Tskhinvali. Created the series "The South Ossetia Tragedy."
on the series "Repentance" at
the St. Gennady Monastery the Yaroslavl Region and
the on the Solovki
He was awarded the
honorary title "People's Artist of the Russian
He was elected a corresponding
member of the Russian Academy of Arts
died at the First
Municipal Hospital on March 15th
after a serious illness. He was buried at the Vagankovskoye Cemetery.
Dobrov participated in 68 art
regional, one-man, all-Union
more than 350 publications and works
in the media.
His works hang in the Central Museum of the
Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, the
Central History Museum and the
Karlshorst Surrender Museum