Vladimir Kozlinsky

Born: 1891, Kronstadt
Died: 1967, Moscow

Graphic artist, theatrical designer, poster designer, illustrator, teacher. Born in the family of Ivan Kozlinsky in Kronstadt (1891). Studied at the School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1907), under Mstislav Dobuzhinsky and Léon Bakst at the Elizaveta Zvantseva School of Painting and Drawing (1907), at Dmitry Kardovsky’s private studio and under Johann Wilhelm Mathé at the Imperial Academy of Artists (1911–17). Member of the Union of Youth (from 1918). Professor of engraving at the State Free Art Studios in Petrograd (1918–21). Founded and headed the art department of the Russian Telegraph Agency (1920–21), where he designed posters with Vladimir Lebedev. Moved to Moscow (mid-1920s). Illustrated books (from the early 1930s), including Yury Olesha’s The Three Fat Men. Died in Moscow (1967). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1909). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Impressionists (1909–10), Triangle/Wreath (1910), Exhibition of Modern Painting and Drawing (1918) and the Exhibition of Pictures of Petrograd Artists of All Directions at the Academy of Arts in Petrograd (1923).

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