Anna Staritsky

Born: 1908, Poltava
Died: 1981, Paris

Painter, graphic artist, applied artist. Born in Poltava in the Ukraine in the family of Georgy Staritsky (1908). Studied at the drawing school of Tatyana Sukhotina-Tolstaya in Moscow and the studios of Konstantin Juon and Vladimir Favorsky (early 1920s), Sofia Academy of Arts (1926–31) and in the advertising department of L’École de la Cambre in Brussels (1932–46). Worked in advertising and print media, painted portraits. Lived in Nice (1946–52) and (1952–81). Developed an interest in abstract painting (1950s). Included texts, typefaces, rumpled paper, wood, stones and leaves in her paintings. One of the leading representatives of the second generation of abstract artists. Worked in applied art and print graphics (from 1960) and created handmade collector’s item books (1960s–70s). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1940s). Contributed to the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (1951–57), Comparaisons (1955–58), May (1975), Divergences (1957), 50 Years of Abstract Art (Paris, 1957), Russian Artists of the Paris School (Paris, 1961), The Russian View (Heidelberg, 1974), More Russians (Paris, 1975) and one-woman shows in Paris (1948, 1954, 1955, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977), Brussels (1947, 1948, 1963, 1964, 1966), Milan (1957), Neauchatel (1960, 1964, 1967, 1973), Cannes (1965), Copenhagen (1966) and Nice (1975).

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