This richly illustrated volume comprehensively explores Russian-born Marc Klionsky's life and work, from his years in the Soviet Union through his life in New York today. His exceptional talent and thorough technical training led to a distinguished art career in the Soviet Union, but his success did not allay his desire to experience the self-determination only a democracy could provide. Together with his family, Klionsky emigrated to the United States in 1974, and cultivated elements of lyricism, surrealism, and representation never seen in his previous paintings. Anticipated to become the benchmark reference on Klionsky and his renowned achievements in portraiture, this monograph features stunning colour plates and captivating documentary materials