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Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich

Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1924 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Designers, Painters

Russian painter and scene- and costume- designer


1866 – Born on the 10th of May in Lev Rosenberg in Grodno (currently Belarus).


1889 – His first exhibition took the name of Bakst based on his maternal grandmother’s family name Baxter.


1890 – Exhibited his works with Society of watercolourists.


1893-1897 – He lived in Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian.


1899 – Co-founded with Sergei Diaghilev the influential periodical World of Art.


1902 – He took a commission from tsar Nicholas II to paint Meeting of Russian sailors in Paris.


1905 – Worked for magazines Zhupel, Adskaja Pochta, Satyricon, then for art magazine Apollon.


1914 – Elected a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts.


1918 – He broke his relationship with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.


1924 – He died on 28th of December because of lung problems.