Ari Roussimoff, Russian (1954 - )

Ari Roussimoff

Ari Roussimoff, a critically acclaimed painter and film director, has been called the most prolific and creative artist of his generation. His paintings of Russian, Ukrainian and Jewish themes have earned him much acclaim and they have been shown in over 80 exhibitions worldwide, including at the Nakhamkin Fine Arts Galleries, M.L. International Gallery of Fine Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bucharest Rumania Museum, The Nicholas Roerich Museum, Arma Galleries, Galerie Ehmer, Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, The Theodor Herzel Institute, and many others. Among the many who have lauded Ari Roussimoff's paintings were the modern masters Marc Chagall and Oskar Kokoschka.

For some years now, Ari Roussimoff has also been leading a distinguished career as a director of motion pictures. His first full-length feature film was the critically acclaimed surrealist horror movie, “SHADOWS IN THE CITY”. Most recently, Mr Roussimoff won the Phantom of the Movies’ award for Best Documentary of 1999 for his incredible film, “FREAKS UNCENSORED”. Considered by critics and audiences alike as the best ever documentary about Circus Sideshow Performers, “FREAKS UNCENSORED” was just listed by the esteemed Facets Movie Lovers Video Guide as one of THE BEST DOCUMENTARY MOVIES OF ALL TIME! Ari Roussimoff has perfectly meshed his life as a painter and as a filmmaker in a way that has not been done before.

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