Alexei Pochtenny

Born: 1895, Kharkiv
Died: 1942, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist. Father of artist Oleg Pochtenny (1927–1997), grandfather of artist Xenia Pochtennaya (born 1955). Born in Kharkiv in the family of a cobbler called Pyotr Pochtenny (1895). Graduated from the Kharkov School of Art (1914). Studied at the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN in Petrograd/Leningrad (1922–26). Member of the Circle of Artists (1927–32). Died while being evacuated from the besieged city of Leningrad (1942). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1928).

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