Art Brokerage: Russian Artist Anatoly Zverev. Anatoly Zverev's artistic biography begins in the late 1940-s in Sokolniki - a region of Moscow. The first person to discover him happened to be Alexander Roumnev, a dancer at Tairov's Chamber Theater. His first personal show happened abroad, in Paris about 1958. Starting in late fifties, his works were displayed annually in the best galleries of the U.S.A. and Europe. But back home the situation was different. Those, who were labeled "unofficial art representatives" by the dogmatists who monopolized art criticism (naturally, Zverev was one of the labeled) found themselves between silently revolving millstones designed to "grind" talented competitors by ignoring their existence. The Great Picasso used to send his best wishes to "the best Russian graphic artist" with every visitor from Moscow. It was a real support for Zverev. He died in 1986.