Pavel Tchelitchew (1898, Moscow - 1957, Rome) was a
surrealist painter. He left Russia in 1920, lived in Berlin from
1921 to 1923, and moved to Paris in
1923. His first U.S. show was of his drawings, along with other artists, at
Museum of Modern Art in 1930.
In 1934, he moved from Paris to
New York City with his partner, writer
Charles Henri Ford. From 1940 to 1947, he provided illustrations for the
View, edited by Ford and writer and film critic
Parker Tyler. He became a
U.S. citizen in 1952.