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Pavel Filonov




 


 

Pavel Filonov

(b Moscow, 20 Jan 1883; d Leningrad [now St Petersburg], 3 Dec 1941).

Russian painter, graphic artist and poet. He came from a working-class background; orphaned in childhood, he moved to St Petersburg, where he earned money through embroidery, house painting, restoring buildings and icons, and other tasks such as retouching photographs and making posters and wrappers for goods (a practical apprenticeship he never forgot). His interest in drawing and painting developed through copying, making portraits and the close study of human and animal anatomy. He entered the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg (1908) with difficulty but he left without graduating; his only important teacher was L. E. Dmitriyev-Kavkazsky (1849–1916), with whom he studied privately. Largely self-taught, he was a man of considerable intellectual powers.

 

 

 

Self Portrait


 

A Man and a Woman
1912


 

Peasant Family
1915


 

Flight to Egypt
1918


 

Ships
1919


 

Worker in a Cap


 

Collective-Farm Worker
1931


 

People


 

Easter
1912



 

MOPR. Prison
1927


 

Man and Woman


 

West and East
1912



 

They Who Have Nothing to Lose


 

Pancake Tuesday


 

Rebirth of a Man


 

Formula of Spring
1920


 

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