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architect, sculptor, collagist, cinematographer, photographer, graphic artist, illustrator, design studio, fashion designer, jewelry designer, painter, watercolorist, manufacturer of gouaches, draftsman, scenographer, typographer, academy lecturer, furniture designer, ceramic designer
The Private Collections Department of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts houses the Rodchenko and Stepanova bequest, donated in 1992 by Vera Rodchenko and Alexander Lavrentiev. It is the world’s largest collection of works by the artists, comprising more than 600 items.
Nationality/school
Russian
Born
Sint-Petersburg (Russia) 1891-12-05
Deceased
Moskou 1956-09-03/1956-12-03
Saur 1992-
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Rodchenko was married to the artist Varvara Fedorovna Stepanova (1894-1958), whom he met at the Art College in Kazan. Friendship with Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) (Milner 1993)
See also
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marriage and collaboration on multiple projects; Together with Drevin, Stepanova and Aleksei Gan, Rodchenko founded the group 'Askranov' ('Association of Extreme Innovators') in 1919 (Milner 1993)
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VKhuTeMas (Moskou)
from 1922 teacher of metalwork (Milner 1993); also worked there between 1920-1930
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
figure, architectural photography, genre, geometric abstraction, landscape (as genre), abstraction, portrait, advertising photography
Art movement
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constructivism, cubism, suprematism
Member of
  • 1918-1919 Askranov (Milner 1993)
  • In 1920 he also showed his work with 'The Four': Kandisnky, Stepanova, Sinezubov (Milner 1993)
Comment
one of the main founders of the VKhuTeMas (Moscow) together with Tatlin and El Lissitzky
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2021-10-15

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