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Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries of a well-known émigré art historian Grigorii Ostrovskii.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grigorii Ostrovsky Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Igor G. Ostrovsky, 2019.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
10/16/20 Biographical note was written by Tanya Chebotarev. Authorities and notes updated, ksd
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Grigorii Semenovich Ostrovskii (1929-2007), Soviet and Israeli Art Historian. He was born on October 1, 1929 in Leningrad, Russia, into a family of Jewish intellectuals. In the middle of 1950-s, he graduated from the Art History Department of the Leningrad State University and was sent to work in L'viv (Ukraine). Grigorii Ostrovskii worked at the L'viv art gallery and wrote extensively on the subject of urban architecture and folk art culture. In 1968, he received his PhD and then taught at the Karachaevo-Cherkassk State university.
In 1992, Grigorii Ostrovslii immigrated to Israel and taught Russian art history at the Jerusalem University. He authored several monographs as well as numerous articles and essays. He often used two pennames - G. Semenov and G. Shimon. His monographs include L'viv Art Museums,Grigory Soroka, Zahari Zograf, Primitive Art and many others.
He died in Tel Aviv on October 1, 2007 and buried there.