Chronologie

1928
Born in Moscow, Russia
1942 – 1945
Studied painting in the studio of Yevgeny Kropivinitsky
1945
He spent the next two years studying in Riga, Latvia and returned to Moscow to continue his studies at the Surikov Institute.
1950
Married Valentina Kropivnitskaya; They settled in the suburbs of Moscow, at Lianozovo.
1957
Participated in the exhibition organized during the Moscow Youth Festival of 1957; Awarded an honorary diploma.
1958 – 1965
A group of young artists gathered around Oscar Rabine. It was at his place that they showed their pictures, and discussed different problems relating to the world of art. Later this group was called «the Lianozovo group». The Grosvenor Gallery organised a one-man exhibition for him in London.
1978
While in France on vacation, he was exiled from the USSR.
1985
Granted French citizenship
1990
In 1990, the advent of perestroika restored his right to Russian citizenship and he received a new passport in 2006.
Lives and works in Paris, France

Expositions

2010
Portrait of the Artist and nonconformist’s view, Russian World Gallery, Paris, FX
2009
Works on Paper, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Intimate Diaries, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
Oscar Rabine Three Lives, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia (solo)
2008
Museum of Art and Archaeology, Périgueux, France (solo)
2008
Maillol Museum, Dina Vierny Foundation, Paris, FX
2007
Oscar Rabine, Valentina Kropivnitskaya, Alexander Rabine: Paintings & Drawings, Personal Collections, The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
2007
Arte Contro, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Roveretto, IT (catalogue published)
2007
Oscar Rabin, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo)
2006
Times of Change, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
2006
Yellow Pages, Moscow, Russia
2005 – 2006
RUSSIA!, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, Bilbao, ES
2005
Lydia Alekseevna Masterkova and Oscar Yakovlevich Rabine, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, US
2005
AptArt 1956-1979, Moscow, Russia
2005
Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, “The Other Art” Museum
2005
The Kropivnitskys, Potapova, The Rabines, Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, Russia
2004
Portraits, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, US
2004
Russian Paris in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (formerly C.A.S.E.), Jersey City, NJ, US
2004
Portrait of the Artist in the Interior, New Hermitage Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004
Art-Reality, Stella Galerie, Paris
2004
A&C Projects, Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK(solo)
2004
Non-Conformist Artists from Moscow, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2003
Exhibition Hall, Mouro Murietas Torrelavega, ES
2003
Golden Brush-2003, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
2003
Berlin-Moscow, Moscow–Berlin, 1950-2000, Martin-Gropious Bay, Berlin, Germany
2002
Art Manege 2002, Moscow, Russia
2002
Europaweit, Karlsruhe and Moritzburg, Germany
2002
Small Works, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Russian Revolutions: Generations of Russian Jewish Avant-Garde Artists, Denver, CO,US
2002
In Memory: The Art of Afterward, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY, US
2002
Russian Non-Conformist Artists, Cultural Center, Castillo de Maya, ES
2002
40 Years of Non-Conformist Art, Moscow, Russia
2001
Russian Portraiture of the 20th Century, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2001
A&C Projects, Eric de Montbel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2001
Oscar Rabine, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000
Non conformists, Second Russian Avant- Garde, 1955-1988, Kenda and Jacob Bar-Gera Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Verona, Italy, Markisches Museum, Vitten, Germany
2000
Another Art Museum, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
2000
Garonne Festival, Toulouse, France
2000
Galleria d’Arte Moderna LeContemporanea-palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
2000
Oscar Rabine, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000
“The Other Art” Museum, Moscow State University, Russia
2000
Jesus Christ in Christian Art of the14th – 20th centuries, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999
Evolution of the Russian Avant-Garde, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1999
Nudes, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, US
1999
Art of the Underground, Albertina Museum, Vienna
1999
Game and Passion, State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
1998
A Tribute to Oscar Rabine and Valentina Kropivnitskaia, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Williamson Gallery, Art Centre of Design, Pasadena, CA
1998
Lianozovo Group, Beginning and Life, Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1998
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998
Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Hessenhuis Antwerpen Stad, Antwerpen, Belgium
1998
Exhibtion at the Heinrich Heine Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany
1998
Mimi-Fertz Gallery, New York, NY
1998
A Tribute to Oscar Rabine, and Valentina Kropivnitskaia, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Harmony of Contrasts, Russian Academy of Fine Arts and The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1997
Celebrating the Still-life, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Cultural Centre of Russia, Paris, France
1997
State Museum of Literature, Moscow, Russia
1997
Eugene Noutovitch Collection, Pouchkine Museum, Moscow, Russia
1996
Facing History: 1933-1996, Georges Pompidou Centre
1996
The Nonconformists: Second Russian Avant-garde : 1955-1988, Bar-Gera Collection, Russian Museum, St-Petersburg; Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow
1996
Municipal Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
1996
National Jewish Museum, Washington DC
1996
State Russian Museum, St-Petersburg, Russia
1996
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1996
Cultural Circle of European Institutions, Luxembourg
1996
Esch Theatre Gallery, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
1995
Moscow Group, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Alexander Glezer Collection, The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
1995
The Jewish Artists from 1890 to 1990, Jewish Museum, New York, NY, US
1995
From Goulag to Glasnost, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Norton Dodge Collection, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US
1995
Maillol Museum, Dina Vierny Foundation, Paris, France
1994
Ludwig Forum for International Arts, Aachen, Germany
1994
Marie-Therèse Cochin Gallery, Paris, France
1994
Lianozovo Group, The Artists’ Central House, Moscow, Russia
1994
The George Riabov Collection of Russian Art, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
1993
From Malevich to Kabakov: The Russian Avant-Garde of the 20th century, The Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
1993
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1992
Le Monde de l’Art Gallery, Paris, France
1992
Setagava Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1992
Neizvestny-Rabine-Tselkov, Le Monde de L’Art, Paris, France
1991
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1991
Lianozovo Group, Literarature Museum, Moscow, Russia
1991
The Artists’ Central House, Moscow, Russia
1991
Gallery Marie-Therese Cochin, Paris, France
1991
Literature Museum, Moscow, Russia
1990
Transit Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York; The State Russian Museum, St-Petersburg, Russia
1990
From Chagall to Kitaj: Jewish Experience in 20th Century Art, Barbican Gallery, London, UK
1990
“The Other Art” (Drugoe iskusstvo) 1956-1976, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russian
1990
Holts Halversens Gallery, Oslo
1989
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1989
Marie-Thérèse Cochin Gallery, Paris, France
1989
Transit, Russian Artists between the East and West, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1988
The Reform Jewish Community, Berlin, Germany
1987
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1987
Dagmar Mölman Gallery, Ratingen, Germany
1987
Hittite gallery, Toronto, Canada
1987
Contemporary Soviet Art, Kennesaw, Georgia
1987
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, FX
1986
Weimar Academy, Rottenburg, Stuttgart, Kircheparz, Germany
1986
Edouard Nakhamkin Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Galerie Nakhamkin, New York, NY
1985
Gallery Holst Halversens, Oslo, Norway
1985
Miro-Spizman Gallery, London, UK
1985
Paris Academy, Paris, France
1985
Autumn Salon, Paris, FX
1984
35th Young Painters Exhibition, Paris, France
1984
Vosstor gallery, Goch, Germany
1984
Three Russians, Art Centre, Montbeliard, France
1984
Russian Expression and Surrealism today, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Exile, Jersey City, USA
1984
Unofficial Russian Art, Meerbuscher Kultursomer, Meerbusch, Germany
1984
Russians at Present, Marie-Therese Gallery, Paris, France
1984
Ten Years ago : Tenth Anniversary of the Bulldozer Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Exile, Jersey City, NJ
1984
Galerie Marie-Therese Cochin, Paris, France
1984
Russian Art (formerly C.A.S.E.), Jersey City, New Jersey
1984
Graphics Exhibition, Galerie Marie-Thérèse Cochin, Paris, FX
1983
Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union, Cannon Rotunda and Russell Rotunda, Capitol Hill, Washington DC; with the collaboration of The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (formerly C.A.S.E.), Jersey City, New Jersey
1983
Steink Gallery, Vienna, Austria
1983
The Russian Portrait, Still-life and Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Montgeron, France
1982 – 1983
Oscar Rabine, Valentina Kropivnitskaïa, Alexandre Rabine, Chantepierre Gallery, Aubonne, Switzerland
1982 – 1983
The Russian Still-life and Portrait, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Exile, Jersey City, USA
1982
Lianozovo Group, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Montgeron, France; Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Exile, Jersey City, USA
1982
Russian Artists from Paris, The Key of Art Gallery, Geneva
1982
Chantepierre Gallery, Aubonne, Switzerland
1982
Galerie Holst Halversens, Oslo, Norway
1982
Russian Painters - Paris 1971- 1982, Musée Russe en Exil, Montgeron, France
1982
Religious Motifs in Soviet Unofficial Art, The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (formerly C.A.S.E.), Jersey City, New Jersey
1981 – 1982
Twenty-five Years of Soviet Union Unofficial Art: 1956-1981, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Montgeron, France
1981 – 1982
Russian Artists from Paris, Chantepierre Gallery, Aubonne, Switzerland
1981
Virus Gallery, Lausanne
1981
Christmas Exhibition Inter-Art Reich Gallery, Köln
1981
Chantepierre Gallery, Aubonne, Switzerland
1980 – 1981
French Association Fair, Contemporary Art Outcome, Congress Centre Quebec
1980
The Coliseum, New York, NY
1980
First Russian Art Biennale, Vesine, France
1980
Seventy-five Years of Russian Painting in Paris, Chantepierre Gallery, Aubonne, Switzerland
1980
Nonconformist Russian Art, Exhibition Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
1980
Unofficial Soviet Art Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1980
Russian Painters in Villandry, Chateau de Villandry, France
1980
Unofficial Russian Art, Fieristico Fair, Rimini, Italy
1980
Unofficial Soviet Artists, Hols Halvorsesns Kunsthandel AS, Oslo
1979
Moscow-Paris Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Montgeron, France
1979
Russians in Paris, Bellint Gallery
1979
13th Fair of Mayenne, France
1979
Contemporary Russian Art, Moscow-Petersburg Gallery, Paris, France
1979
Moscow-Paris Exhibition, Katia Granoff Gallery, Paris, France
1979
27th Sacred Art Fair, Paris, France
1979
Four Russian Artists, Berau Gallery, Uhlingen-Berau, Germany
1979
The World through the Eyes of Russians, Moscow-Peterburg Gallery, Paris, France
1978
Modern Unofficial Soviet Art, Municipal Museum, Tokyo
1978
New Art from the Soviet Union, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC; Kiplinger Editors Building, New York; The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York
1978
New Russian Art, Biennale of Turin
1978
26th Sacred Art Fair, Luxembourg Museum, Paris, France
1978
Russian Unofficial Art, Laval Museum; Beaux-Art Museum of Tours, France
1978
Ten Russian Dissidents, Kunstamt Charlottenburg, Berlin
1977
Russian Nonconformist Artists, Contemporary Art Institute, London
1977
Katia Granoff Gallery, Paris, France
1977
New Soviet Art, Biennale, Venice
1977
Galerie Jaquester, Paris, France
1976
New Realities Fair, Paris, France
1976
Contemporary Russian Painting, Congress House, Paris, France
1976
Russian Museum in Exile, Montgeron, France
1976
International Art Fair, Toulon, France
1976
The Religious Movement in USSR, Parkway Focus Gallery, London, UK
1976
Alternatives, Kunstverein, Esslingen, Germany
1975
Eight Painters from Moscow, Grenoble Museum, France
1974
Progressive tendencies in Moscow, Bochum Museum, Germany
1974
Bulldozers Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
1974
Four Hours of Freedom, Autumn Open Air Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
1973
The Russian Avant-Garde from Moscow, Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris, FX
1971
Ten Artists from Moscow, Koobenhavns Kommunes Kulturfond, Copenhagen
1970
New tendencies in Moscow, Museo Belle Arti, Lugano
1970
A. Smirnov and the Russian Avant-Garde from Moscow, Kunstgalerie Villa Eglie-Keller, Zurich
1969
The New School of Moscow, Gallery Pananti, Florence, IT
1969
Institute of World Economics and International Relations, Moscow, Russia
1969
The New School of Moscow, Interior Gallery, Frankfurt; Behr Gallery, Stuttgart
1967
Chaussée Entuziastov, Druzhba Club, Moscow, Russia
1967
Paintings and Drawings, A. Glezer Collection, Georgian Artists’ Union, Tbilisi
1967
Sixteen Years of Russian Art, Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago, IL, US
1967
Fifteen Young Moscow Painters, Gallery Il Segno, Rome, Italy
1967
A Survey of Russian Painting, Fifteen Century to the Present, Gallery of Modern Art, New York
1967
New Paintings from USSR, Galerie Maison de la Tour, St-Restitut, France
1966
Sixteen Moscow Painters, Nineteenth Festival of Fine Arts, Sopot-Poznan, Poland
1965
Fielding Collection of Russian Art, Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
1965
Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
1957
Sixth World Festival of Youth and Students, Moscow, Russia

Publications

L’artiste et les bulldozers, être peintre en URSS, (The artist and the bulldozers, being an artist in USSR) Oscar Rabine (in collaboration with Claude Day), Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1981.