Sergei Senkin

Born: 1894, Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo (Moscow Province)
Died: 1964, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist, designer, illustrator. Born in the family of Yakov Senkin in the village of Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo near Moscow (1894). Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1914–15) and under Kazimir Malevich at the State Free Art Studios (1918–20). With Gustav Klucis at the VKhUTEMAS set up his own independent studio (1920) and the Studio of the Revolution (1923). Lived in Vitebsk (1921), worked for LEF magazine (from 1923). Showed his design for the Central Institute of Labour at the All-Russian Agricultural Exhibition (1923). Member of October (1928). Collaborated with El Lissitzky on the photomontage display at the Pressa exhibition in Cologne (1928). Consequently worked primarily in photomontage, graphic art and design, closely collaborating with Gustav Klucis (from 1923). Died in Moscow (1964). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1921). Contributed to the UNOVIS exhibitions in Moscow (1921, 1922), Cezanne Students Club in Moscow (1921, 1922) and the Association of New Trends in Art in Petrograd (1922).

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