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Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov

Mikhail Larionov, USSR Painter.


  • Larionov, Mikhail was born on May 22, 1881 in Tiraspol’, Bessarabia.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at the end of the 19th century.


    • Met Natalia Goncharova with whom he formed a life-long association. In 1915, joined Diaghilev in Switzerland. Under the influence of Diaghilev, became a pioneer of the avantgarde in Russian painting, and took part in futurist happenings.

      Became one of the early abstractionists, calling his method ‘Luchism’ (Rayonnism). From 1915, lived in Paris.
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    Born May 22, 1881
    Died May 10, 1964
    (aged 82)