Mai Dantsig, Belarusian artist, Died at 86


Mai Volfovich Dantsig was born on April 27, 1930 and died on March 26, 2017.

He was a Belarusian artist active during the Soviet era and independence of Belarus.

Mai was considered to have been one of the founders of the contemporary Belarusian art.

From 1958 on he taught at the Belarusian Academy of Arts.

Started in 2001 until his death in 2017 he was the chairman of the Department of Painting there.

Dantisg 1995 he became a People’s Artist of Belarus. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Francysk Skaryna.

Mai Dantsig passed away at 86 years old.