Konstantin Melnikov

Мельников, Константин степанович

Architect, painter

Born Moscow, 3 August 1890

Died Moscow, 28 November 1974


In 1905 Konstantin Melnikov started studying at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture  and graduated from its department of painting in 1914 and of architecture in 1917. In 1918 he joined the Moscow City Construction Department, where he worked with other famous architects as the Vesnin brothers and Ilia Golosov. Melnikov is best known for his constructivist buildings (including his own domicile, now the Melnikov House) in Moscow.