Leonid Pasternak

Leonid Pasternak (1862-1945), father of the writer Boris Pasternak, was a leading Russian artist with a reputation as a fine portraitist.

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Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), the eldest son of Leonid, the Russian poet and author of Doctor Zhivago, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

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The Pasternak Trust
A Family Collection

Leonid Pasternak: A Family Collection is a permanent exhibition of Leonid’s work in the Oxford house where he died. It is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month, 2‑4 pm, by appointment only.

The Pasternak Trust Archive contains Boris’s correspondence with his sisters and parents, manuscripts, first editions, a complete photographic biography covering almost every year of his life, and other family papers, spanning over a hundred years. The Pasternak Trust welcomes scholars wishing to consult this archive.