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CHERNIKOV, Iakov Georgievich (1889 - 1951), Painter, draughtsman, graphic designer, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHERNIKOV, Iakov Georgievich (1889 - 1951), Painter, draughtsman, graphic designer, architect

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1889; died 1951.

Painter, draughtsman, graphic designer, architect.

Constructivism.

Iakov Georgievich Chernikov was the pupil of a brother of Alexandre Benois at the academy in St Petersburg. He became a promoter of the Russian avant-garde.

His work can be placed between Suprematism and Constructivism. Above all a graphic designer, he had a remarkable capacity to conceive and design dreamlike machines

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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