Grigorii Gidoni

Гидони, Григорий Иосифович

Graphic artist, scenographer

Born Kovno (Lituania), 25 June 1895

Died Leningrad, 10 November 1937


Gidoni studied at the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg under Voinov. In the 1920s he published albums with lithographs of Leningrad and Petergof. His 'Art of light and color' in 1930 was the first treatise on the subject. In 1931 he wrote the lightshow 'the Stone Guest' and 'The Internationale'. He was accused of contra-revolutionary activities and sentenced to death. He is buried at the Petersburg Levashovo cemetery.