Vera Popova

Born: 1882, Moscow
Died: 1970, Cannes
Émigré Art

Sculptress, graphic artist, engraver, theatrical designer. Cousin of Lyubov Popova. Studied at the Stroganov School of Art and Industry in Moscow (early 1900s) and at private schools in Paris (1906–14). Member of Monolith. Sculpted works of monumental propaganda (1918–24). Emigrated to Paris (1924). Worked for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, creating sets after designs by Ivan Bilibin, Natalia Goncharova and Pablo Picasso (1924–37). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1906). Contributed to Salon des Indépendants (from 1906), World of Art (1913), Contemporary Decorative Art from the South of Russia in Moscow (1915), Moscow Association of Artists (1916), State Exhibitions in Moscow (1919) and Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (from 1924).

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