Boris Georgievich studied at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, under I. Grabar and Pyotr Konchalovsky. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked as a book illustrator and graphics artists. His series of works from his travels to Cuba in 1961-1962 are famous, with the portraits of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. At the same time, during the 1960s and 1970s, he was associated with the alternative art movement in Moscow. He was a member of the the Union of Russian Artists and the Russian Academy of Art. He was an Honoured artist of the Russian Federation, and member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.