Arnold Lakhovskii

Лаховский, Арнольд Борисович

Painter, graphic artist

Born Chernobyl, 27 January 1880

Died New York, 7 January 1937


Arnold Lakhovskii, born as Aaron Berkovich Lakhovskii, was the son of a Jewish Ukrainian family. In 1902 he graduated from the Odessa School of Art. After he went to Munich to study at the Art Academy. In 1904 he moved to St. Petersburg where he studied under I. Repin. From 1908 to 1909 he studied at the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. In 1912 he started teaching water colour at the Petersburg Academy of Art. From 1915 to 1925 he designed illustrations for magazines such as Ogenek. In 1925 he illustrated three children's books for the publisher Raduga. In the same year, 1925, he left Russia for Paris where he mainly worked as a painter. In 1933 he moved to New York together with B. Grigoriev and A. Iakovleff. He taught at the Boston's School of Art.