Boris Kellerman Brooklyn Bridge in Spring
Boris Kellerman Empire State Building in Spring
Boris Kellerman Winter in Central Park
Boris Kellerman Brooklyn Bridge in Autumn
Boris Kellerman Spring in 5th Avenue
Boris Kellerman Cafe Spring
Boris Kellerman was born in 1932, in Russia, in the Moscow region.
He emigrated to the United States, with his parents, just before the Second World War.
Stopping his studies quite early, he worked multiple odd jobs for years. Although passionate about art since his youth, surprisingly, he did not start painting until he was 60 years old. He is completely self-taught, and has not taken any fine arts courses.
His passion for Manhattan, its architecture and its pictorial nuances according to the seasons quickly led him to mainly paint his adopted city. He could spend entire days in Central Park, Washington Square Park, on Fifth Avenue, or even on the banks of the Hudson river, with his easel, in order to try to best capture the lights and colors of the city.
His small workshop was in an abandoned fire station in Brooklyn. Boris produced little, he said he wanted to keep all the serenity and pleasure that his art brought him, without being subjected to commercial “pressure”.
He sold his paintings in a small gallery on Spring Street in the Soho district of Manhattan from 2002 to 2016.
Boris Kellerman died in 2016, following a long illness, at the age of 84.