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Klucis, Gustav [Klutsis, Gustav (Gustavovich)]locked

(b Rŭjiena, Latvia, Jan 4, 1895; d Siberia, 1944).

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Latvian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, designer and teacher, active in Russia. He was an important exponent of Russian Constructivism. He studied in Riga and Petrograd (now St Petersburg), but in the 1917 October Revolution joined the Latvian Rifle Regiment to defend the Bolshevik government; his sketches of Lenin and his fellow soldiers show Cubist influence. In ...

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