Alisa Poret

Born: 1902, St Petersburg
Died: 1984, Moscow
Analytical Art

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator. Studied at the School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1917–19), Petrograd Technical College of Art and Industry (1920) and under Alexander Savinov and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin at the VKhUTEMAS in Petrograd/Leningrad (1921–25). Attended Pavel Filonov’s studio (from 1925) and joined the Masters of Analytical Art (1926). Worked under Vladimir Lebedev at the department of children’s literature of the State Publishing House (from 1924). Collaborated with the Siskin and Hedgehog magazines, worked for two years at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, designed book and trade marks for the Chamber of Commerce. Collaborated with the other followers of Pavel Filonov, designing panels for theatrical performances at the House of Printing (1927) and contributing four illustrations to the Kalevala (1931–33). Lived and worked in Moscow (from 1935). Independently illustrated the Kalevala (1940) and forty other books, including the works of Daniil Kharms (1930s) and the first Russian translation of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh (1960). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1925), including a one-woman show in Moscow (1979).

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