Valentina Khodasevich

Ходасевич, Валентина Михайловна

Painter, graphic artist

Born Moscow, 25 February 1894

Died Moscow, 25 May 1970


Khodasevich studied in 1909 at the Moscow Stroganov School and at the Art Studio of F. Rerberg in Moscow. In 1910 and 1911she studied under Hugo von Habermann in Munich and in 1911 and 1912 under Kees van Dongen in Paris. In 1912 she returned to Moscow and studied in the studio of Vladimir Tatlin. In 1919 she started working as scenographer. From 1932 to 1936 she was artistic director of the Kirov theatre in Leningrad. After the 2nd World War she lived and worked in Moscow.