Soviet artist Margarita Dmitrievna Ruban 1934-2011
Soviet artist Margarita Dmitrievna Ruban was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Born May 1, 1934 in Yanaul, Bashkortostan, she grew up in Leningrad (since 1937). She showed her ability to draw very early. Accordingly, in 1953-1961 she studied at the Tavrichesky Art College. After graduation from the college she entered the Faculty of Painting at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of I.E. Repin of Academy of Arts of the USSR. She studied in the workshops of prominent Soviet artists Yuri Neprintsev and A.D. Romanichev (1961-1967). The diploma painting “Attack repulsed” was dedicated to the difficult tense years of the Great Patriotic War, witnessed by Ruban herself, having experienced all the 900 days of the blockade.
Margarita Dmitrievna Ruban was an active participant in Russian and foreign exhibitions of Soviet Art. Her individual picturesque manner is based on the traditions of the Russian realistic school, distinguished by rich color, bold compositional decisions and lyricism of the stories. In the landscape she tries to depict poetic images and changeable phenomena. And in the portrait she conveys emotion and truthfulness of the images of contemporaries. While in still-lives – the beauty of nature in a gentle expressive color, reaching pure artistic truth.
Margarita Dmitrievna died on October 21, 2011. Her works are in museums in Russia, as well as in private collections in Europe, America and Japan.