Soviet artist Boris Okorokov
Soviet artist Boris Okorokov (1933 – 2005) – Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1960), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1982). All-Union fame to Boris Okorokov brought work on the military theme, and the theme of space – “Frontier” (1963), “Interceptors” (1966), “Goodbye Earth” (1970), which were reproduced in many printed editions of the Soviet era. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the State Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin Museum of Russian Art in Kiev, Donetsk Art Gallery, Dnepropetrovsk art gallery, Kemerovo Art Museum, the Central Museum of Armed Forces (Moscow), the other major museums of the former USSR. His works are in museums and private collections in Russia, Ukraine, England, Holland, Hungary, Czech Republic, USA, France, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Cyprus and others.
Soviet artist Boris Okorokov was born on November 4, 1933 in Moscow. From 1948 to 1952 he studied at the Moscow Art School, from which he graduated with a silver medal. In 1952-1958 he studied at the Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov, in the studio of prominent Soviet artist V.G. Tsyplakov (teachers M.L. Kurilko, F.P. Reshetnikov, V.K. Nechitailo). He graduated from the institute with honors. In 1958-1968 Boris Okorokov worked in the studio of military artists of M.B. Grekov.
1968 – 1971 Chairman of the Moscow city branch of the RSFSR Art Fund
1971-1975 Board member of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR.
In 2003 he held a personal exhibition of the artist in Moscow.