Aleksandr Shevchenko

Шевченко, Александр Васильевич

Painter, graphic artist and art theoretician

Born Kharkov, 24 May 1883

Died Moscow. 28 August 1948


Shevchenko studie from 1898 to 1907 at the Moscow Stroganov Art School, making a tour trhough Europe and North Africa in 1905 and 1906, during which periode he studied in Paris at the Academie Julien. In the 1910s Shevchenko became part of the avant-garde mouvements in Russian and wrote about art theory. He was a member of Makovets and taught from 1918 to 1928 at the Moscow Vkhutemas.