Boris Yefman is a Russian - born artist who has lived in Canada since 1990. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Art from the University of N. K. Krupskaya in Moscow.

Over the years of his carreer he mastered such techniques as watercolor, acrylic, oil on the canvas, pastel, color pencil and digital art.
His works convey the "Joie de Vivre" of everyday life. In his current work he is exploring his newly found Judaic roots.
Artist would like to explain why it took a little longer to find his true faith and devotion.

Boris Yefman was born in Moscow in 1940. After his graduation of the University in 1963 he began career as an artist. The Soviet reality turned out to be much more powerful than a traditional Jewish upbriging. Jews in Russia were made to feel afraid of their own religion and it was
forbidden to practice it. The government did not leave Jews a the slightest chance to learn anything about the history, religion or the customs of Jewish people.

Boris left the former Soviet Union with his wife and a sixteen year old daughter in 1989 and arrived in Montreal. It was here that Boris finally felt liberated enough to learn as much as he could about Jewish religion. He developed a great interest in Judaism and passionately absorbed all the information he could get his hands on. His colors and strokes reflect happiness and spiritual movement.

There are many differend subjects that he paints:

Jewish Holidays:
"Rosh Hashanah", "First Day of Hanukah", "Shabbat", "Shofar Melody".

Customs:
"Jewlsh Wedding", "Bar Mitzvah", " Bat Torah", "Western Wall", "Khupa", "New Man".

Bible's subject:
"Exodus", "Scroll of Esther", "Jacob's Dream", "Sacrifice of Isaac", "Deluge" and so on.

In Russia Boris has worked in Moscow's leading Design company "PROMGRAFIKA".
He is participant of many design and book international exhibitions.
In Canada Boris found own design company "BOLINART" which is carry out corporate identity, logos, brochures, catalogues, posters, illustrations for magazines and books.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Book
"PEINTURE,
CULTURE ET REALITES
QUEBECOISES"
by Loise Bruens, 1992
.
Magasine
"PARCOURS art visuels"
article "Boris Yefman"
numero sept.1992
.
Calendar
"PARCOURS", 1994
.
Newspaper
"THE CANADIAN
JEWISH NEWS", 02, 5, 98
article "Russian - born artist
delights in West's 'party' life"
.
Newspaper
"JEWISH LIFE", 10, 4, 01
article "Boris Yefman Exhibit
to Came to Edmonton"
 

2001

Centre Des Loisirs of Ville St. Laurent
One - Man Show


2001

Jewish Community Centre
0f New Jersey
One - Man Show
"Montreal's "Marc Shagall",
Boris Yefman".

2001

Albert L Schultz JCC Palo Alto CA USA
"The Ninth Annual
Russian - American Fair".


2000

Soloway Jewish Community Centre
of Ottawa
"Arts Alive - Cultural Fair 2000"
Exhibition of litographs.

2000

Jewish Community Centre
of Edmonton
One - Man Show
"Accentuating
Romanticism and Spirituality"

2000

Calgary Jewish Centre
One - Man Show
"Paintings and Lithographs"

 

1993 - 1999

"ARTEXPO" New York
.
Sheryl Leonard Gallery, Maryland, USA
Exhibition "Judaica Art"
.
YM - YWHA
Montreal Jewish Community Centre
One - Man Show
.
Gallery Michel - Ange, Montreal
Exhibition of small paintings
.
Gallery Michel - Ange, Montreal
Exhibition "Flowers"
.
Gallery Klimantiris, Montreal
One - Man Show
and so on.

1963 - 1990

Participant in numerous group
and solo exhibitions
in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Riga,
Tbilisi, Tallin, Yerevan.

 
     
     
 
   
 
Simon Wiesenthal Centre - Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, California
.
City Hall of Ville St. Laurent
.
Jewish Federation CJA, Montreal
.
Congregation Shomrim Laboker, Montreal
.
Hebrew Academy, Montreal
.
Hebrew Foundation, Montreal
.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre, Ottawa
.
Jewish Community Centre of Calgary
.
Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton
.
Hagen Inc., Montreal
.
Buffet Crystal, Montreal
.
Russian Art Foundation of former Soviet Artist Union, Moscow
.
Graphic Art Center, Moscow
. . .
Private collection in:
MONTREAL, TORONTO, OTTAWA, CALGARY, EDMONTON,
NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, BOSTON, NEW JERSY,
TEL - AVIVE, JERUSALEM.