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Russian, 20th century, female.

Painter, draughtswoman.

Constructivism.

Anna Akhtyrko was a student of Aleksandr Rodchenko and a member of his Constructivist group , set up in April-May 1921 in Vkhutemas. Her unusual, modest works could be seen at the exhibition The Russian Avant-Garde and Abstract American Artists...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in Worcester; died 1999.

Painter.

Constructivism.

Systems Group.

Richard Allen began his studies at the Shropshire Institute of Agriculture, but later decided to become an artist and in 1957 joined Bath Academy of Art at Corsham. In 1960 he won a government scholarship to study mosaics at Ravenna in Italy. In ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 1919.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Atelier Torres García.

A student of Torres García, Alpuy lived in New York for several years, which was undoubtedly what enabled him to combine a free representational style with a more rigorously Constructivist composition. He usually worked on wooden boards that he painted and shaped according to his imagination. His figures are positioned according to Constructivist principles....

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active also active throughout Europe.

Born 1894 or 1895, in Kherson; died 12 November 1982, in Paris.

Painter. Stage sets.

Constructivism.

Mikhail Andreenko studied at the Imperial School of Fine Art in St Petersburg. He devoted himself very early on to stage sets, first in Russia and then in various other European countries. He also painted abstract geometrical paintings from a very general design, with emphatically determined plans and signs. In 1915, at the age of 15 or 16, he participated at the exhibition ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1897, in Kozliv.

Painter. Figures, nudes.

In the 1920s, Sergei Arkhipov was influenced by Suprematism, and then by Constructivism. In 1938, he became a member of the Union of Artists. His works are housed in the most important Russian museums....

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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 6 March 1947.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Luis Arnal studied at the school of fine arts in Caracas and then in Paris at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and the University in Paris. He exhibits mainly in Venezuela. Arnal is a self-declared Constructivist and this is borne out in the technical rigour of his pieces and the phenomenological games he plays with contrasting, bright colours. He uses almost exclusively curves and counter-curves....

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in Remscheid; died 1988, in The Hague.

Painter, engraver.

Neo-Constructivism.

Stupid group, Gruppe Progressiver Künstler (Progressive Art Group).

Gerd Arntz studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf and was part of the Stupid group in Cologne from 1920, and a friend of Yankel Adler. After ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Berchem (Antwerp).

Painter, sculptor, screen printer.

Neo-Constructivism.

Guy Baekelmans was briefly a member of the Centre International d'Art Constructif (International Centre of Constructive Art), and saw Constructivism as a framework within which he could develop his own spiritual aspirations. His three-dimensional works, in which he employs accents of light, are dynamic in character. Following visits to Japan, his paintings became more meditative, while the use of computers gave him new perspectives....

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Born 1911, in Halmstad; died 1981.

Painter, sculptor.

Neo-Constructivism.

Olle Baertling settled in Stockholm in 1928 and started painting in 1938. At the beginning of his career he was an Expressionist, but then began to paint portraits under the influence of Matisse. He subsequently studied under André Lothe and Léger in Paris in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 August 1932, in Poyanne (Landes).

Sculptor, draughtsman. Monuments, jewels.

Neo-Constructivism.

Vincent Batbedat settled in Paris in 1950 and studied at the École Spéciale d'Architecture and then at the École des Beaux-Arts while attending the Académie Julian. In this period he concentrated on sculpture. In ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Liège; died 1995.

Painter, collage artist, watercolourist, illustrator, decorative designer, designer.

Futurism, Constructivism.

Groupe 7 Arts.

Baugniet attended the art academy in Brussels where he studied under the Belgian Symbolist painter Jean Delville. He married the dancer and painter Akarova (Marguerite Acarin). His early paintings were figurative, and he was then influenced by French Cubism and international Constructivism. In 1922, Baugniet became a member of the Belgian group ...

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 3 May 1886, in Basel; died 9 October 1942.

Painter, sculptor.

Dadaism, Neo-Constructivism.

Groups: Artistes Radicaux, Das Neue Leben.

From 1917, Baumann exhibited at the Galerie Dada in Zurich and in 1918 he became a member of the group The New Life...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 1892, in Tenque-Lauquen; died 1978.

Painter.

Futurism, Neo-Constructivism.

Grupo Madí.

In 1908, Bay emigrated from the outskirts of Buenos Aires to Milan. He studied drawing and painting until 1914. From 1911 in Milan and throughout Italy until ...

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Czechoslovak, 20th century, male.

Born 30 August 1930, in Preslany.

Sculptor.

Stefan Beloharadsky first undertook technical studies before entering the school of fine arts in Bratislava. His work was inspired by Constructivism, and placed geometrical forms in space with both rigour and elegance. He had a solo exhibition of his work in Cracow in ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 3 July 1923, in Aarschot; died 9 April 1988, in Middelkerke.

Collage artist.

Neo-Constructivism.

Emiel Bergen was a student at the academy of fine arts in Louvain and became an eminent historian of Constructivism, writing studies on Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian, Albers, Max Bill and others. He produced collages with aluminium elements ...

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German, 20th century, female.

Born 20 October 1896, in Paderborn; died 8 August 1971, in Schmelz.

Painter, collage artist.

Constructivism.

From 1915 to 1918, Ella Bergmann studied at the academy of fine arts in Weimar, where she married her fellow student Robert Michel in 1919...

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1928 in France.

Born 1894, in Warsaw; died 2 August 1967, in Paris.

Painter.

Constructivism, Op Art.

Blok Group.

An acknowledged pioneer of kinetic art, Henryk Berlewi studied at the schools of fine art in Warsaw (1906-1909) and Antwerp (...

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Warsaw; died 1975, in Warsaw.

Collage artist, photomontage artist.

Constructivism.

Mieczyslaw Berman studied in Warsaw and produced political work intended to be a vehicle for the Polish Communist Party's propaganda. He was influenced by the political photomontages resulting from Russian Constructivism and also by John Heartfield. After his works had been almost entirely destroyed, he made a few replicas after ...

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Vaudreuil (Quebec).

Sculptor, designer.

Neo-Constructivism, Kinetic Art.

Jean-Jacques Besner lives in Montreal. After studying at the University of Montreal, he applied what he had learnt to his sculptural creations. He continued his training at the International School of Architecture. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 5 July 1934, in Varades (Loire-Atlantique).

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Charles Bézie lived and worked in Paris from 1960 onwards. The many collective exhibitions in which he took part include the annual Paris Salons Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui; the Réalités Nouvelles; also the Salons de Mai and Comparaisons; ...