Nikolai Radlov

Born: 1889, St Petersburg
Died: 1942, Moscow

Graphic artist, painter, theatrical designer, illustrator, caricaturist, teacher, art critic. Born in St Petersburg (1889) in the family of philosophy historian Ernest Radlov (1854–1928). Studied the history of art at St Petersburg University (until 1911), drawing at Jacob Goldblat’s private school of art (from 1908) and painting under Jan Ciagli?skj and Dmitry Kardovsky at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1909–16). Collaborated with Apollo (from 1910) and New Satyricon (from 1913). Taught at the Institute of the History of Arts (1919) and the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN/Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Petrograd/Leningrad (1921–37). Chairman of the Sixteen group (1923–27). Worked for various children’s magazines (1920s–30s). Illustrated and designed books for publishing houses in Leningrad and Moscow. Winner of the State Prize. Died in Moscow and buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery (1942). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1913). Contributed to the exhibitions of the World of Art (1922–24), Fire-Color (1925) and the Guild of Artists (1930–32).

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