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Diaghilev, Sergei (1872–1929)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Third edition

Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191792229

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famous above all as the founder of the Ballets Russes, through which he exerted great influence on the visual arts as well as on dancing and music. He was born in Novgorod province, the son of an army officer, and became an accomplished pianist as a boy. From ...

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