Siberia

Nurse Tamarka Sanitarka

Tumen state hospital in Siberia. This nurse looked and acted as if she were on the front lines fighting against the Nazis. So

Snoring Patient

This guy had just arrived, told us his name, gave us a stack of humor magazines to read, fell on the bed and started snoring l

Old Man with a Blank Stare

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Tatar Patient Reading in Bed

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Tatar Man – Experimental Portrait

This was an experiment in applying techniques I had learned in Tumen: smudging the ink lines sideways with one stroke of the l

Ukrainian Laborer in Siberia

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Ukrainian Worker in Siberia

In the 1979-80s the Soviet government encouraged workers to move to the Western Siberia, by paying them double and sometimes t

Man Against the Window

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Oil Rig Worker

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Young Man from the Caucasus

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Young Roman

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Ahmed the Wrestler

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Scenes on the Beach near Tumen in Siberia – 4

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Scenes on the Beach near Tumen in Siberia – 3

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Scenes on the Beach near Tumen in Siberia – 2

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Scenes on the Beach near Tumen in Siberia -1

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A Thorny Character

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Color of Music

Outline sketch of a guitarist. Another version of this is an oil painting in this gallery. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+

Hospital Chess

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Hospital Patients Watch TV – 2

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Hospital Patients Watch TV

In the common hall where we had meals, we could also watch TV on the wall. I never watched it but made a few sketches of the p

Guitarist: Ink, Matchstick, & Finger Technique

Since I had ink but no metal pens, I had to be inventive and developed a technique of drawing with a wooden matchstick and smu

Nelepa on the Bench

Just another one of my sketches of Nelepa. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Nelepushka on the Bench

His last name was Nelepa – rather uncommon and roughly translated as “farcical” or “absurd.” He

Flirting in the Hospital Courtyard

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Kropotin, Property Owner

This old man was transferred from a psychiatric ward where he was abused and beaten by other mental patients. He kept to himse

Sketch of a Shed

This was just a shed near the river bank, on the edge of the forest outside of Tumen, Siberia. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoo

Sleeping Patient in a Hospital

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Still Life with Pussy Willow

An experiment in pointillism. Pussy willows bloom around April, before any other trees. Folks in the old country like to decor