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FILE -- Oskar Rabin, a Soviet dissident artist, at the CASE Museum of Russian Contemporary Art, where some of his paintings were on exhibit, in Jersey City, N.J., Oct. 19, 1984. Rabin, a painter who was at the center of a group of dissident artists who defied the Soviet authorities in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Nov. 7, 2018, in Florence, Italy. He was 90. (Ruby Washington/The New York Times)

FILE -- Oskar Rabin, a Soviet dissident artist, at the CASE Museum of Russian Contemporary Art, where some of his paintings were on exhibit, in Jersey City, N.J., Oct. 19, 1984. Rabin, a painter who was at the center of a group of dissident artists who defied the Soviet authorities in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Nov. 7, 2018, in Florence, Italy. He was 90. (Ruby Washington/The New York Times)