Anna Alexandrovna Leporskaia (1900 – 1982) Russian decorative artist

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Anna Alexandrovna Leporskaia and husband Nicholai Suetin

Anna Alexandrovna Leporskaia (1900 – 1982) was a Russian painter, interior designer, decorative artist and porcelain painter. She was Nicholai Suetin’s wife.


She studied under A. Radakov at the Pskov School of Decorative Arts in 1918. From 1922, she studied under K. Petrov-Vodkin, A. Savivov, and V. Sinaiskii at the Petrograd Academy of Arts.


She was an associate of Inkhuk in Kasimir Malevich’s department in 1925, and she worked in interior decoration and book illustration. She worked as a designer at the Krasny Theater and the Muzikalnaya Komedia Theater in Leningrad from 1930 to 31 (now St. Petersburg). With her husband Suetin, she designed the interior of the Cultural Center of the Industrial Cooperative in 1934. She worked as a designer at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in Leningrad from 1945 until 1948, designing porcelain forms. She was on the examining committee of the College of Decorative Arts in Leningrad beginning in 1952.


She took part in the 1937 Paris’ Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne,’ the 1939 ‘New York World’s Fair,’ the 1940 ‘National Agricultural Show,’ and the Leningrad stand at the ‘Great War of Defense’ exhibition, all with Suetin. The Repin State Prize was awarded to her.

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