Moisei Nappelbaum

Наппельбаум, Моисей соломонович


Born Minsk, 26 December 1869

Died Moscow, 13 June 1958


Nappelbaum took his first lessons in photography at Osip Boretti's studio in Minsk. In 1988 he left Minsk en travelled trough Russia, Europe and the USA. In 1895 he opened a portrait studio in Minsk. In 1910 he move to St. Petersburg and in 1918 he made portraits of Lenin and his associates. He also portrayed a great number of Russian avant-garde artists such as Vladimir Tatlin. In 1938 he did a famous series of portraits of members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.