David Borovsky was a prominent graphic artist, who lived and worked in Leningrad. From 1945-1952 he studied at the Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in the classes of Konstantin Rudakov and Konashevich. His graduation work was a series of illustrations for the Maxim Gorky’s book The Life of Mathew Kozhemiakin. He began exhibiting in 1952, participating in major art exhibitions in the USSR and abroad, such as the Soviet graphics exhibitions in Poland, GDR, Chekhoslovakia and Bulgaria in the 1950s. The artist had personal shows in Leningrad in 1964 and 2001. Borovsky illustrated books for Goslitizdat, Detgiz and Iskusstvo publishing houses. His most known works in book illustration include the “Compositions” by I. Turgenev (1954-55), the “Mountain Nest” by Mamin-Sibiriak (1955), the “Who Lives Well in Russia?” by N. Nekrasov (1960) and many others. Borovsky created series of colour lithographs on the Leningrad Choreography School (1955) and Vladimir I. Lenin (1957), as well as a series of colour monotypes (1961-1963).
The artist’s works are represented at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, and in many private collections in Russia and abroad.