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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.Read More →

New man, 1923 by El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky (1890 – 1941) Russian artist and architect, he was linked with MODERNIST organisations, including Suprematism and DE STIJL.Read More →

Constructed Head by Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo, a Russian sculptor, was a pioneer in constructivist art, studying at Munich University and teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Architecture. His life and work exemplify artistic innovation and the power of art to shape societal structures.Read More →

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Serge Ivan Chermayeff was a Russian architect and designer who was active in Britain and the US in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Serge Ivan Chermayeff was a Russian-born British architect, industrial designer and writer who pioneered Modern industrial design and collaborated with Erich Mendelsohn. Chermayeff designed textiles, interiors, and exhibitions and painted, collaborating with Christopher Alexander and Alexander Tzonis.Read More →

Gustav Klutsis Book Cover

Gustav Klutsis was a Latvian artist and graphic, poster and applied arts designer who was a devoted supporter of the Boshevik regime and a member of the communist party. He was the pioneer of photomontage in the Soviet Union and an acclaimed graphic designer and painter. Influences included Suprematism and Constructivism.

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Agitrop

Agitprop art (or the art of agitation) was used to manipulate ideological beliefs, specifically to spread the ideals of Communism in Russia in the period immediately following the 1917 revolution. The term ‘agitprop’ (an abbreviation for agitation propaganda: ‘agitational propaganda’) was first used shortly after the Revolution, and the Communist Party established the Department of Agitation and Propaganda in 1920.Read More →

Female Pioneers, 1928/32 Art Institute, ChicagoOskar Petrovich Gryun

Oskar Petrovich Gryun (1874 – 1931) was a Russian Textile Designer. Education He studied at the Central Art Institute ofRead More →

Vasilii Dmitrievich Ermilov (1884-1968) Russian architect and book set designer

Vasyl Dmitrievich Yermylov (Yermilov) (1894โ€“1968) was a Ukrainian and Soviet painter, avant-garde artist and designer. His genres included cubism, constructivism, and neo-primitivism.Read More →

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In 1907, Adamovich travelled to Italy to study decorative painting after graduating from Moscow’s Strogonov School of Art and Industrial Design. In 1909, he returned to Russia to paint murals in both St Petersburg and Moscow. He worked in the art department of the State Porcelain Factory after the First World War (known as the Imperial Porcelain Factory before the Russian Revolution and, after 1925, the Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory).Read More →

ย He was a proponent of the Russian constructivist art movement. The term ” constructivism” came about because the artists claimed they riveted the images together as engineers, not artists. ย In the early years of the Russian
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Teapot designed by Sergei Chekhonin

Sergei Vasil’evich Chekhonin (1878 – 1936) was a Russian graphic artist and ceramicist. He was professionally active in St. Petersburg and Paris.Read More →