Died a famous Belarusian sculptor Andrei Zaspitsky

At the age of 95 years died a famous Belarusian sculptor, honoured art worker of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Zaspitsky.

This was reported by the press service of the Belarusian Union of artists.

Andrei Zaspitsky died on 9 March. Parting with the sculptor was held today at the crematorium, North cemetery.

Andrew M. Zaspitsky was born in 1924 in Wysokie Mazowieckie (the territory of modern Poland). After the annexation of Western Belarus to the Belarusian family moved to Minsk, where Zaspitsky and began studying sculpture. During the second world war participated in combat actions.

Zaspitsky is the author of many landmark sculptures in the Belarusian capital: he created the relief “Guslar” in the National library, sculptures in the towers of the Forecourt, was the co-author of the tombstones of Y. Kupala at the Military cemetery, the monument to Adam Mickiewicz, the City wall, the composition of the fountain in kupalovski Park, the monument to Maxim Gorky.

In 1976 the artist was awarded the State prize of the Byelorussian SSR, in 1977 the state prize of the USSR.

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