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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.

 

 

 

Mother
1916


 

Animals


 

Animals
1930


 

Living Head


 

The Narva Gates


 

Head


 

Portrait of E. N. Glebova
1915


 

Heads
1910


 

The Banquet of Kings
1913


 

Universal flowering
1915


 

Countenances


 

Two Heads. Rabbles
1925


 

St. Catherine


 

Petrograd Proletariat Formula


 

Bourgeois in a Carriage


 

The Hog
1912


 

Goat


 

Three People at the Table
1914



 

The Dray-Men


 

Formula of the Cosmos
1918


 

A Man in the World


 

People


 

Horses


 

After the Raid


 

The Formula of Contemporary Pedagogy of IZO
1923


 

Propeven' o prorosli mirovoi by the artist
1915.
Cover with photomechanical reproductions mounted on front

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