Yefim Rosenfeld’s retrospective opens Sunday in Stamford


When Yefim Rosenfeld wasn’t working as an interior designer and architect, he was finding time to add to his body of artwork – pieces of which can be found in collections around the world.

A show of his work inspired by nature will be on display at the Stamford Art Association beginning this weekend. The opening of “A Love For Life,” is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Rosenfeld, who died last year, had been a resident of Stamford since 1991. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, his landscape work was influenced by the parts around his native city, which were the residences of former Russian leaders, according to a recent news release from the association.

A decorated veteran of World War II, Rosenfeld studied arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, graduating in 1951. After moving to Stamford more than 20 years ago, he became a member of the association and participated in many exhibitions at the association’s gallery and other locations throughout Stamford, and Russia.

The show, which is a retrospective of Rosenfeld’s watercolors, runs through April 24.

Christina Hennessy