National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

POPLAVSKY Georgy Georgievich

Georgy Georgievich Poplavsky (15.02.1931, Rivne, Ukraine – 29.10.2017), schedule painter. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1995). Academician of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1991), Russian Academy of Arts (1991). Honored Artist of the BSSR (1977). People's Artist of Belarus (1997).

Works in various techniques of easel and book graphics, easel painting. The most significant graphic cycles: "Memory" (1968), "Braslavshchina - the Lake District" (1971-1998), "Commanders" (1973), "Lake District" (1975), "Bering Sea" (1979), "Time of Long Knives "(1982), "Flax of the Braslavschina"(1982), "Chernobyl. Trees without leaves" (1987). Works in book graphics: design works by Y. Kupala, Y. Kolas, A. Kuleshov, V. Korotkevich, V. Bykov, A. Adamovich, classics of world literature. Among the paintings are: "Sons-partisans" (1969), "Braslav collective farmers" (1970), "Blockade" (1976), "Reed" (1977). Works are in the National Art Museum of Belarus, the funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists and the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin in Moscow, the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Smithsonian Center in Washington (USA), the exhibition association "Central House of Artists".

State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2002 for the Braslavsky Album series of watercolors and a series of graphic works based on the creative trips around Indonesia and Cuba, made in 1997-2001. Award of the Leninist Komsomol of Belarus in 1970 for the artistic development of national Belarusian themes in the field of easel and book graphics and the series "Memory". Diploma "The most beautiful book of the world" at the competition in Leipzig (1968) for the design of the book "New Earth" by Y. Kolas. The international J.Neru Award in 1974 for the easel sheets "The Indian Diary" and the design of the book of ancient Indian parables "Tirakural". Silver Medal of the Academy of Arts of the USSR for illustrations to the book by Y. Kolas "Selected" (1984). Union State Prize in the field of literature and art (2011).

Awarded with the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1986), Gold Medals named after M. Grekov for the development of the military-patriotic theme (1990), named after Y. Gagarin for the cycle "High Sky" (1971-1980), dedicated to space exploration (1988), named after Pushkin for contribution to the development of culture of the XX century (2000), diploma and medal of F. Skaryna of the Republican contest for the best publications (1969, 1981, 1984).

Major papers:

  1. Пікулік А.М. Георгій Георгіевіч Паплаўскі (Да 70-годдзя з дня нараджэння) // Весцi НАН Беларусі. Серыя гуманіт. навук. 2001. №1.
  2. Жук В.І. Георгій Георгіевіч Паплаўскі (Да 75-годдзя з дня нараджэння) // Весцi НАН Беларусі. Серыя гуманіт. навук. 2006. №1.
  3. Пiкулiк А.М. Георгiй Георгiевiч Паплаўскi (Да 80-годдзя з дня нараджэння) // Весцi НАН Беларусі. Серыя гуманіт. навук. 2011. №1.
  4. Громыко А. Народному художнику Беларуси, академику Георгию Поплавскому исполняется 85 лет