Konstantin Melnikov

Born: 1890, Moscow
Died: 1974, Moscow

Architect, teacher. Born in the family of Stepan Melnikov and Elena Repkina in Moscow (1890). Graduated from the painting (1913) and architectural (1917) sections of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Worked at the architectural studio of the Moscow City Council (1918–20). Taught at the VKhUTEMAS (from 1921). Took part in competitions to design a model housing complex in Moscow (1922), Christopher Columbus Memorial Lighthouse in Santo Domingo (1929), Green Town, Arbat Square and the People’s Commissariat of Heavy Industry on Red Square (1934). Designed the Soviet pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris (1925) and his own house and studio (1928–29). Died in Moscow (1974).

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