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Sergei VasiPevich Chekhonin

Sergei Chekhonin, USSR Artist.

Background

  • Chekhonin, Sergei was born on February 2, 1878 in the village of Lykoshino, Novgorod Oblast’. Son of a railway worker.

  • Education

    • Studied at the art school of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts and in the Petersburg Free Workshops, 1896-1800.

    Career

    • Grew up in the town of Chudovo. Member of the Mir Iskusstva with whom he exhibited. Headed the enamel art school in Rostov, 1913-1917.

      Chief artist at the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad in the post-revolution years. Famous for his modernist designs. Emigrated in 1928. Many of his miniature portraits of friends are held in the Leningrad Museum of Artistic Culture.
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    Died February 23, 1936
    (aged 58)
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