Yurii Khrzhanovskii

Хржановский, Юрий Борисович

Graphic artist, actor, painter

Born Kazan, 30 August 1905

Died Moscow, 24 September 1987


Khrzhanovskii graduated 1921 from the Irkutsk Art School. In 1923 he studied at the Petrograd Vkhutein under K. Petrov-Vodkin, K. Malevich and P. Filonov and became a member of the Master of Analytical Art. In 1930 he devoted all his time to theatre and in 1939 moved to Moscow where he worked in the Music-Hall. Only in the 1960s he returned to painting influenced by the works of Paul Klee.