Opening of the exhibition of etchings by Alexander Postel in the Art and Exhibition Hall of Energodar
January 17, 2020, in the Art and Exhibition Hall of Energodar, an exhibition of etchings by Alexander Postel (1904 — 1989) from the collection of the Odessa Roerich House Museum was opened. Etchings were donated by the Doctor Philology Galina Podolskaya to Odessa Roerich House Museum.
Alexander Borisovich Postel was born in Odessa on May 1, 1904, in a tailor’s family. From 1920 to 1929 he studied at the Odessa Art Institute. In 1925 — 1926 he lived and worked in Moscow. From 1931 until the start of World War II he taught at the Odessa Grekov Art College. During the war, he taught at the Moscow Architectural Institute in Tashkent, worked as a painter and etcher. In 1947, Alexander Postel received the title of assistant professor, taught at the Odessa Grekov Art College, Odessa Civil Construction Institute. In 1963, he received the title of Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR. From 1945 to 1960 he created cycles of etchings and sketches «Odessa Port», landscapes of the coast, urban landscapes, which have not only artistic but also historical value. In addition to graphics, Alexander Postel paints landscapes of the Odessa port and the sea as well as city landscapes. A special place belongs to the Vilkovo landscapes. The artist visited Kakhovka, and the Baltic states, where he created engravings with landscapes of Palanga, Klaipeda, and Riga. The artist’s works are in the collection of 47 museums of the world, among them: Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Odessa Art Museum. Alexander Postel died and was buried in Odessa in January 1989.