Born in 1930, Boris Talberg was an extraordinary painter, muralist and a graphic artist.
He studied at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (MIPIDI) at the faculty of monumental painting in GI Rublev (1949-1952) and at the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after VI Fly (LVHPU them. Mukhina) (1952-1953).
The main subject matter in Talberg’s paintings is sports, primarily gymnastics. Much of his work resides in the collection of the Belgorod State Art Museum. He worked in various techniques and genres of monumental and decorative art, as well as in the field of easel painting (plot-thematic painting, portrait) and graphics. “Images of the Master”, is one of the often used expressions of the artistic conception of the 1960’s in the field of monumental painting, the fight against neoacademism.
Honoured Artist of the RSFSR, member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, laureate of Lenin Komsomol Prize and the USSR State Prize. Talberg received the State Prize of the USSR in 1981 for his work "Hospitable Russia." He is an author of mosaic panels on the museum-panorama "Battle of Borodino" facade in Moscow. Today, his mosaics are included in the register of historical and cultural monuments of Moscow and on the List of World Heritage Sites.