Mikhail Larionov | the artist




The artist Mikhail Larionov
Born 1881, Tiraspol, Russia.
Died 1964 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Rayonism, Painting,

Mikhail Fiodorovich Larionov (3 June 1881 – 10 May 1964) was born to Fiodor Mikhailovich Larionov and Aleksandre Fiodorovna Petrovskaia in Tiraspol, Moldovia. He grew up under the care of his grandparents in Tiraspol, and was educated at the Voskresenskii Technical High School in Moscow. In 1898, Larionov was accepted to the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. From the beginning, he stood out as a star pupil and in 1906, was invited to exhibit several items at the Union of Russian Artists and the Russian Art exhibition at the Salon d’Automne in Paris.


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Studied at the Moscow Art School (1898-1910), in 1906 travelled to Paris and London. Organised the exhibitions Wreath (1908), Link (1908), Knave of Diamonds (1910), Donkey’s Tail (1912), Target(1913), No.4 (1914), and participated in numerous other exhibitions…
In the mid-1980s A. Nakov was asked to examine a large number of works on paper by Mikhail Larionov which had hitherto been unknown to him. In common with the fate of Russian artists as a whole in the early twentieth century, the work of this major figure had for many long decades suffered from a lack of interest and even more so of real studies. The ensemble of works which appeared at that moment suddenly gave greater breadth to the currently-held vision of Larionov’s creation, which had been jolted by a number of dramatic events…
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