Leonid Israelovich LAMM 1928 —
Леонід Ізраїлович ЛАМ • Леонид ЛАМ
Leonid Lamm was born in Moscow in 1928. Studied at Moscow Institute of Architecture from 1944 to 1947, student of Yakov Chernikhov. Studied at Poligraphick Institute from 1949 to 1954, student of A. Goncharov and A. Sidorov. Member of the Union of Soviet Artists from 1964 to 1982. Arrested three weeks after applying for emigration from Russia, and spent 3 years in Soviet prisons and labor camp. Released 1976. Emigrated to United States in 1982, settling in New York. Lamm transferred many of his works done in prison onto canvases, creating large-scale paintings with strong political content. His compositions often include mathematical equations and measurements, which refer to the tendency of contemporary societies to control and standardize life.