Yuri Frolov

Yuri Frolov

Yuri Leonidivich Frolov was born on November 3, 1925 in Vedenovka, the Ryazan region of Russia. He began to study art from 1939 - 1944 at the Moscow Intermediate Art School. He then went on to study at the Surikov Institute until 1950. He began to actively exhibit throughout Russia in 1950. In 1954, he and 3 other artists made a trip to Chukotka and the Vallery of Geysers (Kamchatka) in the Russian north. It was here that these artists created a body of works that became very well known. The north had a profound impact on Frolov and would result in him frequently traveling there between 1954 and 1977. Frolov's works during these travels focused on the difficult lives and ardent labors of the people who resided there. The most famous of these is Children of Chukotka which hangs in the Tretyakov Gallery (Museum) in Moscow. Prior to finding its permanent home, this piece was exhibited all over the former Soviet Union. Yuri Frolov died on July 12, 1998.

Exhibitions partial list

Exhibitions:(partial list)

1950, 1951, & 1955, All-Union Art Exhibition, Moscow

Collections:(partial list)
His works can also be found in numerous museums and private collections around the world including Italy, Caracas, Germany, and the United States.

East Kazakhstan Museum of Art

Kokchtavskoi Art Museum

Ministry of Art and Culture of Russian Federation

Shuiskom Art Museum

State Art Museum of Russian Federation

Tikhinicheskoi Art Museum

Tretyakov Gallery (Museum)

Voronovskoi Art Museum