Philippe Hosiasson

Born: 1898, Odessa
Died: 1978, Paris

Painter, engraver, applied artist, book and theatrical designer, writer on art. Nephew of Leonid Pasternak. Born in Odessa in the family of Osip Goziason (1898). Studied law and art history at Novorossiisk University and at the Odessa School of Art (1910s). Wrote The Life and Works of El Greco (1918). Lived in Rome (1920–22) and Berlin (1922–24). Designed books and sets for Boris Romanov’s Russische Romantische Theater. Lived in Paris (from 1924), awarded French citizenship (1928). In the, was Influenced by ancient and Renaissance art (1920s–30s). Joined the Neo-Humanists (early 1930s). Designed tapestries and worked in monumental painting and lithography. One of the organisers of the Super-Independent salon (1929). Worked in book design while hiding from the Germans (early 1940s). Took up abstract art (1945–47). Worked in book design (from 1970s). Published articles on art history. Died in Paris (1978). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1916). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Odessa Society of Independent Artists (1916–18), joint exhibition with Vladimir Boberman, Léon Zack, Jean Pougny and Constantine Terechkovtich (1923), Salon d’Automne (1924, 1927), joint exhibition with Vladimir Boberman and Léon Zack (1925), joint exhibition with Vladimir Boberman, Léon Zack and Constantine Terechkovtich (1925), Salon des Indépendants (1925, 1926), Contemporary French Art in Moscow (1928), Super-Independent (vice president, 1929–39), Salon des Tuileries (1939), May (from 1948), Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (from 1957), In Honour of Victory (1946), Russian Artists of the Paris School (Saint-Denis, 1960; Paris, 1961), international exhibitions in Düsseldorf (1924), Venice (1930), Rome (1938), New York (1939), Chicago (1939), Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris (1937) and one-man shows in Rome (1922), Berlin (1922), Paris (1928, 1931, 1934, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978), Milan (1932, 1934, 1962, 1970), Florence (1934), New York (1956–59, 1962, 1963, 1965), Los Angeles (1963), Düsseldorf (1963) and Brussels (1974).

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