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BAKST, Léon (1866 - 1924), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BAKST, Léon (1866 - 1924), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator

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Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 10 May 1866, in St Petersburg; died 28 December 1924, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, nudes, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes. Stage sets, stage costumes, posters.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) group.

[not available online]Léon Bakst received encouragement early on from the sculptor Mark Matveevich

Reference Entry.  1895 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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