Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich

Born: May 10, 1866 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 58 years of age.

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.




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