Dmitry Bouchène

Born: 1893, Saint-Tropez (France)
Died: 1993, Paris

Painter, graphic artist, applied artist, theatrical designer. Born in Saint-Tropez in France in the family of Dmitry Bouchène (1893). Graduated from Grammar School No. 2 in St Petersburg (1912). Moved to Paris. Attended the Académie Ranson and met Maurice Denis and Henri Matisse. Studied history and philology at St Petersburg University and drawing at the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (from 1913). Assistant curator at the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Museum. Designed books for Aquilon. Junior curator of porcelain at the Hermitage Museum (1918–25). Emigrated to Paris (1925). Designed fabric patterns and clothes for fashion houses (late 1920s). Designed for the theatre, continuing the traditions of the World of Art (from mid-1930s). Died in Paris (1993). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1917). Contributed to the exhibitions of the World of Art (1917, 1918, 1922, 1924), Russian Landscapes (1918, 1919), First State Free Exhibition of Works of Art (1919) and one-man shows and group exhibitions in Paris (1950s–70s).

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