Meyer Uranovsky, a masterful painter, born in 1939 in Cape Town, South Africa, to Russian émigré parents.
Meyer studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, and afterwards worked as a graphic designer in Johannesburg and London.
In 1966, he was awarded the Cape Salon Prize, and later that year held his first solo show at the Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town. He won numerous prestigious awards, including the Grand Prix International d’artes Plastiques, and another to study at Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris. He subsequently exhibited in Paris and Nice in various galleries. He exhibited in France at the invitation of the Musees de Nice, where in 1990, he was awarded L'Aigle de Bronze at the Grand Prix International d'Arts Plastiques.
Meyer has exhibited in New York galleries, in many one man shows.
In August 2006, Uranovsky was honored by the Bronx Borough President for his contribution to the art and culture of The City of New York, and The Bronx in particular.
In 2008, he held a solo exhibition at the Galerie Celal, rue St. Honore, Paris.
In 2012 he participated in the 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Die Kunskamer, Cape Town.
Meyer Uranovsky’s works are viscerally powerful, concentrating on the human figure and head studies. There is an intensity that is both moving and thought provoking. You are simply left to experience for yourself what lies before you, and as you delve into the layers, it is clear that each stroke of his brush, every charcoal line is purposely and masterfully set onto the canvas.
While his work has been reviewed and acclaimed by international critics, he continues to create prolifically from his studio in New York.
"These canvases are destined to be internationally celebrated." -Nicole Laffont, Nice Matin Art Critic