Artists

Chas Laborde ★

Charles Laborde was born in Buenos Aires on August 8, 1886. He was the youngest of the five sons of Adolphe-Sylvestre Laborde-Pinou, a Basque-Bearne millionaire who had made a fortune selling spirits to the Indians and luxury goods imported from France to wealthy Argentines. The family returned to France when Charles was six months old. His...

Eric Marrian ★

Eric Marrian (alias) was born in France in 1959 and trained as an architect. In December 2005 he joined the Mata-Hari agency. He took his earliest pictures of the White Square series in late 2005. Pieces from this series were exhibited at the Arles European Nude Art Photo Festival and the Photography Show (Mostra) of...

Georges Creten ★

(1887-1966) Painter and graphic artist. Born in Brussels. Studied painting under his father, artist Eugène Creten. Participated in exhibitions from 1913. Founder of the “L’Art vivant“ group. Died in Brussels.     Detailed Biography Georges Creten, a Belgian Fauvist and Expressionist artist, is best known for his female portraits and nudes. Creten was born in...

Moise Kisling ★

(1891 — 1953) Painter, graphic artist Born in Craców, Poland In 1907 enrolled in the School of Fine Arts, where he studied under J. Pankiewicz. In 1910 moved to Paris. From 1913 contributed to exhibitions. In 1914-5, together with the Foreign Legion, fought in the First World War. In 1941-5 lived in New York. Died...

Jean-Émile Laboureur ★

(1877-1943)   Painter, graphic artist, engraver and illustrator Jean Émile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. In 1895 he attended the Académie Julian in Paris. From 1899 to 1910 he lived in Germany, the USA and Britain. He came back to Paris in 1912. In 1923 he organized Les Peintres-Graveurs Independants. Died in Pénestin,...

Bekhteev (Bechtejeff) Vladimir Georgievich ★

(1878 – 1971)   Painter, graphic artist and illustrator   1878                  Born in Moscow 1888 – 1894     Attended the Moscow Modern School 1894 – 1896     Studied at the Nicholas Cavalry School of St. Petersburg 1897 – 1900    Served at the Mitava cavalry regiment (Częstochowa) 1901                  Retired from service with the...

Barto Rostislav Nikolayevich

(1902-1973) Born in Moscow in 1902. From 1922 to 1930 studied under N.N. Kupreyanov, I.I. Nivinsky and A.V. Shevchenko at VKhUTEIN. A member of the ‘Painters Guild’, ‘Bytiye’ (Being) and OST groups. From 1926 exhibited his works. In 1933 joined the Moscow branch of the Artists Union (MOSKh). Did paintings and graphic works, paying special...

Axelrod Meer Moiseyevich

(1902-1970) Born in Molodechno, Vilna Gubernia, in 1902. In 1916-1917 studied drawing at V.N. Perelman’s studio in Tambov. In 1919-1920 attended the Proletcult Fine Arts Studio in Smolensk. From 1921 to 1928 studied under S.V. Gerasimov, P.Y. Pavlinov and V.A. Favorsky at VKhUTEMAS. From 1921 exhibited his works. From 1928 to 1932 taught at VKhUTEIN...
Alexander Maximov ★

Alexander Maximov ★

(1930-1992) Graphic artist, illustrator.   Alexander Denisovich Maximov was born in the Moscow region in 1930. He began to draw as a boy and received professional training at the Moscow Regional Pamyati 1905 goda Art School, from which he graduated in 1950. In 1952 he enrolled in Moscow’s Surikov State Institute of Art, where he...
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