Vladimir Stenberg

Born: 1899, Moscow
Died: 1982, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist, sculptor, designer, architect, teacher. Elder brother of Georgy Stenberg. Born in the family of a Swedish artist called August Stenberg in Moscow (1899). Studied under Vladimir Yegorov and Alexander Yanov at the Imperial Stroganov Central School of Art and Industry (1912–17) and at the State Free Art Studios in Moscow (1917–20). Designed stage sets (from 1915). Collaborated with his brother Georgy (1917–33). Founding member of the Society of Young Artists (1919–23). Worked at the Institute of Artistic Culture (1921–24), where he helped to create the Laboratory of Constructivism and joined the First Working Group of Constructivists (1921). Collaborated with LEF (1921–25). Compiled the Manifesto of Constructivism along with Georgy Stenberg and Konstantin Medunetsky (1922). Designed sets for the Chamber Theatre in Moscow (1922–31), over three hundred film posters signed “2Sten” or “2 Stenberg 2” (from 1923) and the November decorations for Red Square (from 1928). Taught at the Moscow Institute of Architecture and Construction (1929–32). Worked primarily on designs for public festivities and buildings in Moscow (1940–70). Died in Moscow (1982). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1919). Contributed to the exhibitions of Constructivists at the Café of Poets in Moscow (1921), Second Exhibition of Film Posters at the Chamber Theatre in Moscow (1926), Posters in the Service of the Five-Year Plan at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (1932), La musica del colore, ritmo e spazio: Kandinsky e i suoi contemporanei 1900–1920 in Aosta (1998), New Art for a New Era: Malevich’s Vision of the Russian Avant-Garde at the Barbican Art Gallery in London (1999), Unknown Treasures of the Russian Museum: The Russian Museum of St Petersburg at the Monastero di Santa Chiara in San Marino (1999), Abstraction in Russia: XX Century at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2001–02), 500 Anos de Arte Russa – Dos Ícones à Arte Contemporânea at Oca in the Parque do Ibirapuera in Sâo Paolo (2002) and The Avant-Garde: Before and After at Europalia in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (2005).

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