Konstantin Rozhdestvenskii

Рождественский, Константин Иванович

Painter, graphic artist, designer

Born Tomsk, 1 April 1906

Died Moscow, 30 June 1997


Rozhdestvenskii attended 1920-1922 the Kliment Timiryazev Practical Polytechnic Institute in Tomsk and 1919-1922 at Mitrofan Poliakov’s private studio in Tomsk. In1923 he moved to Petrograd, where he joined the department of painterly culture of the Institute of Artistic Culture under Kazimir Malevich He worked in Lev Yudin’s laboratory of form and Vera Yermolaeva’s laboratory of colour. He illustrated children’s books for the State Publishing House and taught art at the First Five-Year Plan House of Culture. He visited Siberian collective and state farms as the correspondent of the Hedgehog and Siskin children's magazines. In 1940 he moved to Moscow and helped to camouflage buildings. After the war he worked mostley as a designer for Soviet technical and agricultural exhibitions.