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Gomel’s Rumyantsev-Paskevich Palace hosts exhibition by Gomel-born famous monumental painter Gennady Zharin

Gomel’s Rumyantsev-Paskevich Palace hosts exhibition by Gomel-born famous monumental painter Gennady Zharin

Over 20 works are on show, on loan from the master’s relatives. Gennady Zharin, who died in 2014, had always worked primarily in monumental painting, creating various large-scale pieces for the Belarusian capital.

He designed mosaics, which grace four high-rise buildings in Minsk’s Vostok-1 micro-district, and decorations for Yakub Kolas Square metro station in Minsk, as well as the National Library of Belarus’ Land of Blue Lakes composition. Tapestries at Minsk’s Town Hall are his, as is the coat of arms on the building and at Minsk City Executive Committee’s Hall.

Gennady Zharin was born in Gomel in 1946.
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