Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz

Born: 1888, Marienburg (near Gatchina
Died: 1956, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, designer, teacher. Son of Rudolf Ferdinandovich von Frentz. Studied under his father and under Vasily Savinsky and Nikolai Samokish at the Imperial Academy of Arts/State Free Art Studios in Petrograd (1910–18). Painted watercolours of battle scenes on the Eastern and Caucasian Fronts during the First World War (1915–16) and designed propaganda posters for the Decorative Institute (1918–25). Member of the Community of Artists (1922–25), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924) and the Leningrad branch of the Union of Artists (from 1932). Taught at the Ilya Repin School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1929–56) and the Vera Mukhina School of Art and Industry (1949–56). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1904), including one-man shows in Leningrad/St Petersburg (1928, 1970, 2005).

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