Victor Mordasov will be showcasing his
"Faces of Tradition" - a tribute to the Jewish people
in addition to his prolific still life, landscape and marine scenes
Victor studied at the College of Art and the Academy of Art in Minsk, Belarus before immigrating with his family to the United States in 1995.
Well known for his paintings in the style of Rembrandt, Victor was inspired by the Holocaust as a major theme for many of his portraits. Fearing that the next generation has already forgotten what had happened to the millions of Jews who perished during that time, Victor desires to preserve this memory in his exemplary work. His authenticity and sensitivity gives life to the words found in history books. Victor’s interpretation and lifelike portrayal of faces of those who suffered such atrocities is felt on his canvases.
Approximately 800,000 Jews, almost 90% of the country’s Jewish population were killed in Belarus during the Holocaust. According to the 2009 census, there were only about 13,000 Jews remaining.
Tears stream down her face as Mila, Victor’s wife, interprets his words concerning his life. Victor and Mila are extremely passionate about their story and intend to let the world know of the “faces of tradition” through his these paintings that will last forever.
These moving images will be on display through March 30th.