Elena Liessner-Blomberg

Лисснер, Елена Артуровна

Painter, graphic artist

Born Moscow, 31 January 1897

Died Berlin, 1 January 1978


Helena Liessner studied from 1914 to 1917 drawing under Ernst Liessner, her uncle who was a pupil of Repin. From 1917 she worked as an architectural designer for the Narkompros. In 1919 she became secretary of the Izonarkompros, wich was the Visual Art Departement of the Commisariat for Education. In 1919 she started her studies at the Vkhutemas under Pevsner and Popova. In 1921 she emigrated to Berlin and made designs for the cabaret: The blue bird. In 1923 she married Albrecht Blomberg, an interior architect. In 1951 she moved to the GDR and lived in the village Kleinmachnow.