Born in 1947, Moscow
Graduated from the Moscow Surikov State Fine Arts College in 1973.

Participated in more than 100 exhibitions and auctions in the USSR/Russia as well as in Germany, Netherlands, Finland, US, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, etc. She had personal shows in the most important Russian exhibition halls.
In 1998, 1999 and 2000 paintings of Anna Birstein were successfully sold at Sotheby's Auctions in Moscow.
Her works are in private collections all over the world and in many Russian state museums, including Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russian Museum in St Petersburg, as well as museums of Kiev, Archangelsk, Izhevsk, Novokuzneck, etc. 

There are numerous art reviews and catalogues published about the artist.  Here is the quote from one of them:
"She plays the paint, giving herself up to completely hedonistic penetration in plastic painting. One of the the most known lines of Anna Birstein - a white still life. The White color subordinates the light, composition and rhythm. The simplicity and boldness of these pictures certifies authentic skills, and influences of the big cultural tradition and teachers" 

 (general view of the current condition).
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Flowers, 1989, oil on canvas, 37x31

Palanga, 1986, oil on canvas, 47x35

Copyright 1989-2003