Portrait of an Actress. 1960. Oil on canvas, 100x62cm. Collection Ye.M. Nutovich

Vladimir Grigoryevich Veisberg (1924-1985)

Painter. Studied at studio of Unions, Moscow (1943-8), and studios of Mashkov and Osmyorkin. Participated in exhibitions from 1956 including Exhibition of the Nine (Moscow), Exhibition of the Eight (Leningrad). One-man shows in Paris (1984) and Moscow (1987). Taught in studio of Union of Architects of the USSR. Lived and worked in Moscow.

Composition. 1921. Gouache on paper, 28x20cm. Collection D.V. Sarabyanov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Vesnin (1883-1959)

Painter, architect, theatre designer and graphic artist. Studied at Institute of Civil Engineers, St Petersburg (1909-12), studio of Yuon, Moscow (1907-10) and studio of Tsionglinsky, St Petersburg (1909-11). From 1909 participated in exhibitions. Worked in Tatlin’s studio, Moscow (1912-14). Visited Italy (1913-14). Designed decorations for Red Square for 1 May 1918 with Viktor Vesnin. Member of INKHUK (from 1921). Taught at VHUTEMAS (1921-5), and Moscow Architectural Institute (from 1930). In 1921 participated in exhibition of Constructivists, 5×5=25 and was one of leaders of Constructivist movement. From this time, stopped painting and devoted himself entirely to design and architecture. Member of architectural group OSA and editor of journal Sovremennaya Arkhitektura [Contemporary Architecture]. Together with his brothers designed first Soviet bank notes (1918). Work for Tairov’s Kamerny [Chamber] Theatre (1922-3). Designed building for newspaper Leningradskaya Pravda [Leningrad Pravda], Moscow (1924), department store at Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow (1927). Brother of Leonid and Viktor Vesnin.

Plate “Long Live the 8th Congress of Soviets”. 1920. On side, inscriptions “Long Live the 8th Congress of Soviets 1920” in black paint. On dish, multi-coloured painting, large flowers and leaves. Body: IFZ “Nikolai II” “GFZ 1920”. Painted over glaze. Diameter, 24 cm. Collection V.A. Dudakov and M.K. Kashuro

Rudolf Fyodorovich Vilde – Vilde von Videlman (1987-1942)

Draughtsman, ceramic artist/designer. Studied at drawing school of Prokhorov Three Hills Factory, Moscow, and TSUTRISH, St Petersburg (1894-9). Travelled in France, Germany and Italy on a grant (1899-1902). From 1902 participated in exhibitions including Society of Russian Watercolourists, Seventh Exhibition of Community of Artists, Artist of Russian Republic over a Period of 15 Years. Draughtsman at Imperial Ceramic Factory (from 1905), and head of painting studios of State Ceramic Factory and Leningrad Ceramic Factory. Worked on agitational ceramics (1918-23).

In the wagon. 1925. Oil on canvas, 113x113cm. Collection V.S. and L.I. Semyonov

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Volkov (1886-1957)

Painter and graphic artist. Studied at Faculty of Natural Sciences, St Petersburg University (1906-8), Academy of Arts (1908-10) under Makovsky, in private school of Bernshteyn (1910-12) under Bilibin, Roerich and Shervud, and at Art School, Kiev (1912-16) under Krichevsky and Menk. Was strongly influenced by work of Vrubel. From 1916 lived and worked in Tashkent. From 1916 taught at Art College, Tashkent. Director of PROLETKULT Theatre (1922) and Central State Museum of Art of Asia (1919). Participated in exhibitions from 1920. Member of AKHRR (1928-32) and society Masters of the New East (from 1928).

Mannequin. c.1916. Oil on canvas, 98x70cm. Collection N.N. Efron-Blokh

Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Yakovlev (1887-1938)

Painter. Studied at Academy of Arts (1904-13) under Kardovsky. From 1909 participated in exhibitions including Union of Russian Artists, World of Art. Traveled and worked in Italy, Spain (1913-15), Mongolia, China and Japan (1917-18). From 1920 lived in Paris.

Portrait of the Composer A.Lurye. Sketch for book cover “Carved Patterns” 1918. Gouache on canvas 38x30cm. Collection S.A. Shuster and Ye.V.Kryukova

Georgy Bogdanovich Yakulov (1884-1928)

Painter, graphic artist and theatre designer. Studied at Lazarev Institute of Eastern Languages, Moscow (1894-1900), studio of Yuon, and MUZHVZ (1901-2). From 1906 participated in exhibitions including MTKH, The Wreath, Worl of Art, OBMOKHU. Travelled in Italy and France (1908, 1911-13). Signed Futurist Manifesto in 1914. Designed interior of Café Pittoresk, Moscow with Tatlin and Rodchenko (1917). From 1918 worked for theatres including Tairov’s Kamerny Theatre. Designed Prokofiev’s Pas d’Acier for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1927). Taught at SVOMAS (1918-19), and then at VKHUTEMAS.

A-6. 1985. Oil on canvas, 220x320cm. Collection the artist.

Vadim Arisovich Zakharov (b.1959)

Painter. Studied at Faculty of Art and Graphics, Moscow State Pedagogical Institute from 1977.Member of Hermitage group (1987). Lives and works in Moscow. Exhibited since 1978 in USSR, and abroad in New York (1983), Washington (1985), New York (1987), Madrid (1988) and Berne (1988).

Group with Self Portrait. 1937. Oil on canvas, 55,5x65,5cm. Collection Ye.P.Zaltsman

Pavel Yakovlevich Zaltsman (1912-85)

Painter, graphic artist and theatre and film designer. Studied at First Artist Studio, Leningrad, and State Institute for History of Art. Illustrated for magazines Rezets [Chisel], Stroyka [Building], Yunyy Proletariy [Young Proletariat], and designed for cinema. Worked at School of Analytical Art of Filonov (1930). From 1943 lived and worked in Kazakhstan. Exhabited from early 1930s. Taught at Art School, Alma Ata, and Kazakh State University.

Orchestral Self Portrait (V. Gudiashvili, Kara-Dervish, K. Zdanevich, A. Kruchyonykh). 1917. Watercolour on paper, 76,5x153cm. Collection S.A. Shuster and Ye.V. Kryukova

Kyril Mikhailovich Zdanevich (1882-1970)

Graphic artist, painter and theatre designer. Studied at School of Painting and Sculpture, Tbilisi (early 1900s) under Sklifasovsky, Academy of Arts (1911) and in Paris (1912-14). From 1912 participated in exhibitions including Donkey’s Tail, Target. Worked at Tatlin’s studio, “The Tower” (1913-15). Lived in Tbilisi (1917-25) and then in Moscow. Discovered work of Georgian primitive artist, Pirosmani. Participated in decoration of Khimerioni tavern, and designed Mayakovsky, Kruchyonykh. Co-author of declarations on Futurists with his brother I. Zdanevich.

Zhegin Lev Fyodorovich. Family. 1920

Lev Fyodorovich Zhegin (1892-1969)

Painter and graphic artist. Studied in Moscow at studio of Yuon and Dudin, MUZHVZ (1911-18) and SVOMAS (1918-19). Son of architect Shekhtel. Lived in Moscow. Founder-member of society Makovets (1922-6) and group Way of Painting (1927-30). Participated in exhibitions from 1915. Together with Chekrigin illustrated first book of Mayakovsky’s poetry, I (1913). Continue reading