DIMITRY GERRMAN

Biography

Dimitry Gerrman was born in Gomel, Belorussia, in 1955. In 1967 at the age of 12 received a Gold Medal for his line etching, “Self Portrait” at the National Exhibition of Youth Art in Moscow, Russia. He became a student of the Sculpture Department of Glebov Art College in Minsk, Belorussia in 1970 and graduated in 1974.

In 1980 he became a student at Mukhina Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg and graduated in 1985 with honors. In 1986 he became a member of the Artist Union of the USSR and until 1989 he took active part in national exhibitions and worked on commissioned projects.

In 1990 he arrived in the United States and has been continuing to create his art for private collectors and international exhibitions. He has won acclaim for his work exhibited in the USA and overseas. In 1993 he was commissioned to create a Lester Levy Humanitarian Award of which U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland became the first recipient. In 1994 his sculpture, “Crying Violin” became an International Elie Wiesel Holocaust Remembrance Award which was presented to Steven Spielberg for his movie “Schindler’s List”. In 1996 he became a member of the National Sculpture Society. His work can be found museums and public collections such as the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Ministry of Culture in Moscow, Gomel Historical Museum in Belorussia, and Kolodzei Foundation in Moscow and New York. His work can also be found in numerous private collections around the world: USA, England, France, Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Canada and Germany.

In 2006 he was honored with a National Sculpture Society Award for non-traditional sculpture. Currently represented by Wally Findlay Galleries International.