Efim Royak

Рояк, Ефим Моисеевич

Painter, graphic artist, designer

Born Vitebsk, 25 December 1906

Died Moscow, 30 September 1987


Royak studied 1919 - 1922 at the Vitebsk Folk Art School and 1920 under Kazimir Malevich with whom he moved to Petrograd in 1922. He worked 1924- 1926 at the Leningrad GINkhUK before settling in Moscow in 1927 where he worked at the architectural bureau of the Vesnin brothers. After the war he worked for the Moscow Glass Institute where he designed lamps for metro stations. He was one of the few surviving Russian Supremetatists