Nicolai Remisoff (Re-Mi)

Born: 1887, St Petersburg
Died: 1975, Palm Springs (United States)

Graphic artist, painter, caricaturist, illustrator, theatrical and film designer, writer. Elder brother of Anna Remizova (Miss). Born in the family of actor Vladimir Vasilyev (1847–1908, stage name Remizov) and his wife Xenia in St Petersburg (1887). Studied at the Boginsky Realschule at 83 Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg (1896–1904) and under Dmitry Kardovsky at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1908–16). Illustrated Satyricon (1908–13) and New Satyricon (1913–18). Wrote the book The Theatre and Everything Else (1916) and a series of articles on stage design. Collaborated with the Parus publishing house (1917). Worked for Argus magazine and the Free Journal. Member and apprentice of the Guild of St Luke in Petrograd (1918). Depicted contemporary life in Petrograd in his drawings to Kornei Chukovsky’s children’s book The Crocodile (1919). Emigrated to Paris (1920) and moved to New York (1922). Lived and worked in Chicago (1925–35) and California (1935–75). Died in the resort of Palm Springs in California (1975). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1907). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Society of Russian Watercolourists (1907), Exhibitions of Caricatures and Drawings by the Artists of the Satyricon Periodical (1909, 1910, 1913), World of Art (1913), Fellowship of Independents (1916) and Impressionism in Russia at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2000).

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