Tatyana Glebova

Born: 1900, St Petersburg
Died: 1985, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator, theatrical designer. Studied under Alexander Savinov at the VKhUTEMAS in Leningrad (1924–26). Visited Pavel Filonov’s studio (1925) and joined the Masters of Analytical Art (1926–32). Contributed four illustrations to the Kalevala (1931–33). Designed the sets and costumes for productions of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1932), Daniel Francois Esprit Auber’s Fra Diavolo, ou L’hotellerie de Terracine (1936) and Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto (1936). Illustrated the works of Olga Bergholtz, Samuel Marshak, Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky and children’s books in collaboration with Alisa Poret (1930s–50s). Remained with Pavel Filonov after the split in the Masters of Analytical Art (1932–41). Evacuated to Almaty (1941), where she met and married Vladimir Sterligov (1942). Designed the costumes for the film Dzhambul (1943). Returned to Leningrad (1945) and settled in Peterhof, where she helped Vladimir Sterligov to develop Suprematism and the theory of the additional element (1960). Wrote memoirs of Pavel Filonov (1961). Worked with Vladimir Sterligov’s students after his death (1974–85). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1927), including all the exhibitions of the Masters of Analytical Art (1927–32) and a one-woman show in Leningrad (1949).

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