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Mikhail F. Kiselyov

(Vasil’yevich)

(b Valayka Station, Novgorod Province [now Lykoshino, Tver’ region], 1878; d en route from Germany to Paris, Feb 22, 1936).

Russian graphic artist, ceramicist, painter and designer. In 1896 he studied at the School of Drawing at the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts and in 1897 at Maria Tenisheva’s art school in St Petersburg, where he worked under Il’ya Repin until 1900. In 1904 he worked in the pottery studio at the Abramtsevo colony. At this period he employed Art Nouveau elements in his work, as in the majolica decorations for the Hotel Metropole, St Petersburg (early 1900s) and the majolica panel St George Triumphant for the Municipal Primary School on Bol’shaya Tsaritsynskaya [now Bol’shaya Pirogovskaya] Street in Moscow (1909). He took up book illustration in 1904 and his graphic talent flourished in the 1910s. His work for Apollon was particularly successful, his illustrations first appearing in its pages in 1911. Chekhonin soon became an original and skilful artist, using a sharp and elastic line interspersed with dots. From ...

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Russian, 20th century, female.

Born 1889, in Ivanovskoje; died 25 May 1924, in Moscow.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), collage artist, designer, potter. Nudes, figures. Stage sets.

Suprematism, Constructivism.

Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds) group.

Liubov Sergueievna Popova came from a cultivated family. She studied in the studios of Stanislav Zhukovsky (...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 25 October 1897, in Miatlevskaya (Kaluga); died 22 January 1954, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg).

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, potter, designer.

Suprematism.

Suetin did his military service in 1915 in Vitebsk and went on to study at the school of art in Vitebsk from 1918 to 1922, where he knew Ivan Puni (later known as Jean Pougny). He was part of the ...