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Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov

painter

Mikhail Larionov, USSR Painter.

Background

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.

Career

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.