Arnold (Aaron) Lakhovsky

Born: 1880, Chernobyl (Kiev Province)
Died: 1937, New York

Painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of Berk (Boris) Lakhovsky in Chernobyl in Kiev Province (1880). Studied under Kyriakos Kostandi at the Odessa School of Art (1890s–1902), at the Königliche Akademie der Künste in Munich (1902–04) and under Ilya Repin and Alexander Kiselyov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1904–12). Member of the Arkhip Kuinji Society (1915), founding member of the Jewish Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1915), member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1916). Painted Impressionist landscapes of Petrograd (late 1910s–early 1920s), paving the way for the formation of the Leningrad school of painting. Died in the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York (1937). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1903). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1905–18), Fellowship of South Russian Artists (1903–13), New Society of Artists (1912, 1914), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1912–18), Fellowship of Independents (1916), Arkhip Kuinji Society (1917), World of Art (1922, 1924), Sixteen (1922–24), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924–25), International Exhibition in Venice (1915) and the Exhibition of Russian Art in London (1910) and New York (1924). Emigrated to Paris (1926). Contributed to the Salon d’Automne (1928), Salon des Tuilieres (1929–32), Exhibition of Russian Art in Brussels (1928), Copenhagen (1929), Berlin (1930), Belgrade (1930) and Paris (1931, 1932).

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