Aleksandr Osmerkin

Осмеркин, Александр Александрович


Born Elisavetgrad, 8 December 1892

Died Moscow, 25 June 1953


Osmerkin took his first art lesson at the St. petersburg School for the Encouragement of Arts under Nikolai Roerich. From 1911 to 1913 he studied at the Kiev Art Institute. In 1913 he went to Moscow and joind the Jack of Diamonds group.

After the revolution he settled in Leningrad as a teacher of the Vkhutemas, later the Academy of Arts. In 1947, he was forced to abandon his work as a teacher and an artist being accused of 'Formalism'.