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Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich (Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg)

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Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Designers, Painters

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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.

 

 

 


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