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Pilko David. Unique artist. His works are scattered around the world, he did not sell them, but gave them to friends, acquaintances, relatives. Thus, many paintings were in different parts of the world: Israel, USA, Germany, Australia, Ukraine. But the main collection of his son, Alexander, also an artist and a photographer, managed to save, they are not for sale and are a family value.

David Isaakovich was born in 1926 in Ukraine. On the eve of the war, young David left for Kiev and entered a vocational school. The war has begun. Together with the school, in the very first days he was evacuated to the Urals, to the city of Kurgan, where he worked at a military factory until the end of the war. After the war, returning to Dnepropetrovsk, he learned that the whole family was shot on the same day at the beginning of the war. Not a single photograph, not a single letter, not a single document was left.

A gifted young man begins to attend art studios, goes to sketches, writes productions. He meets Dora Boltyanskaya, marries her, they have a boy born, Alexander.

Alexander Pilko: “Gradually, my father’s painting became more professional. He took part in many exhibitions, wrote from morning to night to everything that came to hand - this is oil, and gouache, and watercolor ... Then my mother started to get sick, and in 2002 she went into another world. Since then, both art and life itself have ceased to worry about my father ... ”

David Pilko’s paintings fascinate, captivate immediately, it is impossible to come off without examining every detail. They have everything, they breathe.

The last ten years, a wonderful artist living with his son in St. Petersburg. He doesn’t recognize his old works, he doesn’t believe that he himself could write like that.
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