Miguel Ourvantzoff

Урванцов, Михаил Львович

Graphic artist, designer.

Born St. Petersburg, 4 September 1897

Died Madrid, 1980

 

 

 

 

Ourvantzoff studied art at the OPKh school with N. Roerich and M. Dobuzhinskij. He became active as a graphic-artist and theatre designer in the 1910s. In 1914 he started to work under A. Golovin for the Marinskii Theatre. After the revolution he participated in the decorations for the 'Hymn of Free Labour' in Petrograd in 1920. He emigrated around 1922 to Prague and Berlin where he worked as a theatre-designer. In 1926  he worked in Vienna. In 1928 Ourvantsoff emigrated to South-America, where he settled in Buenos-Aires, Argentina. There he worked for local theatres and decorated the church of the Holy Rose. In 1948 he travelled extensively through South-America, Untill 1951 he lived and worked in Peru. In 1951 he moved to Spain and lived in Madrid. There he privately published several portfolio's of lithographs and drawings in small editions of 5 to 90 copies. In 1964 he published several portfolios with graphics of the castles in Spain and in 1968-69 a series of scenes and costumes under the title 'Lugares históricos'. He also wrote articles and read lectures on the Middle Ages. Next to views from the past he depicted contemporary scenes such as the street views of Madrid in 'Apuntes Madrilenos' in 1964.

 

1914

 

1923

 

1941-42

 

 

1943

   

 

1944

 

 

1947

 

1950

 

1958-59

   

 

1960, 1962

   

 

1964

   

 

 

1965

    

 

1967-68

   

 

 

 

1969

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

1970

   

 

   
 

   

 

1975-76

 

 

2010