Vasiliy Vasiliyevich Rozhdestvensky
Born in Tula in 1884. Died in Moscow in 1963. Rozhdestvensky was a pupil of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture where he studied from 1900 to 1910. He became one of the members of “The Jack of Diamonds” group. The painting of French cubists had a strong influence on the artist. He strived to establish cubist forms in his paintings through the forms of the objects themselves. At the beginning of the 1920s, Rozhdestvensky, like other members of the group, was guided by the art of the old masters, but at the end of the 1920s returned to the style of Realism. Landscapes of Altai territory and the Russian North are among the works he created at the end of the 1920s–1950s. Rozhdestvensky’s book Notes of an Artist came out in 1963.
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Courtesy of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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