PAVEL NIKOLAEVICH FILONOV (1883-1941)
Painter, graphic artist. Studied at the House and Art Painting Workshops (1897-1901) in St.Petersburg, at the school of the Society for Promotion of Arts (1898), at L.Dmitriev-Kavkazsky's studio (1903-08), at the Academy of Arts (1908-10). Participant of exhibitions from 1910 ("The Union of Youth", "The Donkey's Tail", "The Community of Artists", etc.). Founder member of association "The Union of Youth " (1910-13). Travelled in Italy and France (1912). Wrote article "The Canon and The Law" (1912), the first presentation of the "analytical" art principles. Designed the scenery for tragedy "Vladimir Mayakovsky" (1913) in St.Petersburg. Published manifest of analytical art "Created Pictures" (1914). Member, teacher and chief of a department of the Institute of Artistic Culture (from 1923). Head of association "The Masters of Analytical Art" (from 1925). Supervised illustrating "Kalevala". Personal exhibitions in Leningrad (1929-30) - was not opened, Novosibirsk (1967), Leningrad (1988). A largest master of Russian avant-guard. Retrospective exhibitions were held in Dusseldorf (Germany) (1990), the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum (1988-90).