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Aleksandr Vasil’evich Kuprin

artist

Aleksandr Kuprin, USSR Artist.

Background

Kuprin, Aleksandr was born on March 22, 1880 in Borisoglebsk, now Voronezh Oblast’.

Education

Studied at private studios in Petersburg, 1902-1904, then in Moscow 1904-1906, and also in Voronezh, 1899-1901. Studied under L.Solov’ev, M.Ponomarev (Voronezh), L.Dmitriev-Kavkazskii (Petersburg), and K.Iuon and I.Dudin (Moscow). Continued his education at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, 1906-1909, under N.Kasatkin, A.Arkhipov and Konstantin Korovin.

Career

Landscape painter. One of the founders of the association Bubnovyi Valet, 1910. Member of the Moskovskie Zhivopistsy from 1925. Taught at the VKHUTEMASVKHUTEIN, 1918-1952.

Until the mid-1920s, worked in the style of cubism. Main exhibitions: the Bubnovyi Valet, 1912-1914, 1916, 1927, the Mir Iskusstva, 1917, 1921, 1st State Peredvizhniki Moscow, 1925, Industry of Socialism, Moscow, 1939. Personal exhibitions: Moscow, 1923, 1934, 1948.