Biography, Exhibitions

Biography and exhibitions of Ilya Tabenkin

Biography. Exhibitions

November 15, 1914

Born in Mozyr, Belarus

1932 (?) — 1934

Studying at the Moscow Art School in memory of 1905 under M.K. Sokolova


3 years in camps (Kazakhstan) and 5 years in exile (Kazakhstan, Bashkiria) for handing over paints to an arrested comrade


Studying at the Moscow Art Institute. IN AND. Surikov at I.E. Grabar


Joining the Union of Artists of the USSR

1950s — first half of 1970s

Work on the orders of the Artistic Combine (the Painterly Art Combine of the Moscow City Organization of the Art Fund of the RSFSR)

1968, 1975, 1985

Participation in exhibitions of the «Group of Sixteen» (Moscow)


Joint exhibition of I.L. Tabenkin and S.M. Mirenskoy (Moscow)


Personal exhibition (Vilnius)


The works of I.L. Tabenkina participated in the Moscow auction «Sotheby’s»

December 11, 1988

Died in Moscow

Later exhibitions

Ilya Tabenkin. Gallery Today, Moscow

Ilya Tabenkin. Paintings, Matthew Bown Gallery, London, UK

Ilya Tabenkin. Exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth. Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

Ilya Tabenkin. Exhibition at the Ryazan Regional Art Museum

Spirit victory. Ilya Tabenkin. Gallery «Open Club», Moscow

«From sand and clay…» Exhibition of works by Ilya Tabenkin. Zurab Tsereteli Gallery, Russian Academy of Arts

Museum collections

The works are kept in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, more than 20 regional museums in Russia, as well as in the largest domestic and foreign private collections and museums: The Museum of Russian Art MORA, Kolodzey Art Foundation (Highland Park, New Jersey, USA).