Aleksandr Iakovlevich Golovin
Aleksandr Golovin, USSR Artist.
Golovin, Aleksandr was born on March 1, 1863 in Moscow.
Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, 1881-1884. As a painter under V.Makovskii, V.Polenov, E.Sorokin and I.Prianishnikov. Studied also at the F.Colarossi Academy, 1889, and with Witti, 1892, in Paris.
Stage designer, portrait and landscape painter, also worked in the applied arts. Lived in Moscow until 1901. Member of the Mir Iskusstva group.
Moved to Petersburg. In the 1890s, belonged to the Abramtsevo Kruzhok specializing in majolica and wood. Influenced by Konstantin Korovin (Pskovitianka by Rimskii-Korsakov). Worked for Diaghilev in Paris on Boris Godunov by Musorgskii, and ZharPtitsa by Stravinskii.
From 1910, stage designer at various theatres. From 1889, took part in all exhibitions of note in Moscow and Petersburg. Personal exhibition: his 10th anniversary (posthumous), Leningrad, 1940.
Moscow, Leningrad in 1956.