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Welcome to the Renewed Russian Avant-garde Gallery.

This site is being developed in loving memory of Tatiana Kofyan, its creator. 

COMING SOON! Martiros Saryan, a delightful artist in the Blue Rose Movement. 

New!  A full remake of Kazimir Malevich's page! 4 times as many works! Rewritten biography with photos! 

Our new improved and fully reprogrammed website was launched in February. Since then 5 new artists were published and over 1000 new works were added! 

Work is  constantly being done to improve the website and provide more information, better and faster for you and to you. There are further improvements in work, and more planned, and I shall be glad to receive your feedback - of any kind.

Enjoy browsing and discovering the treasures of the Russian Avant-garde art presented here.

Vera Kofyan

New to Russian Avant-garde? Start here.

Welcome to the Russian Avant-garde Gallery. If you are on this page, I assume you know little or nothing at all about this wonderful chapter of the history of Russian Art, and I would like to help and show you this confusing world in as simple a way as I can.

What is th


Tatiana Kofyan's Introduction

I am hereby starting a Russian Avant-garde gallery. This form of art has come to the knowledge of Western and American public in the recent twenty years, while in Russia it has only been "permitted" in the last decade of the XXth century, before w


This month in Russian Avant-garde...

The following artists were born:

  • Zhegin (Shekhtel) Lev born on 02 December 1892 at Moscow
  • Rodchenko Alexandr born on 05 December 1891 at St.Petersburg
  • Korovin Konstantin born on 05 December 1861 at Moscow
  • Osmiorkin Alexandr born on 08 December 1892 at Elisavetgrad (today Kirovograd)
  • Ben'kov Pavel born on 09 December 1879 at Kazan'
  • Rushitz Ferdinand born on 10 December 1870 at Bogdanovo, Volozhinsky district
  • Baksheyev Vasily born on 12 December 1862 at Moscow
  • Serebriakova Zinaida born on 12 December 1884 at Neskuchnoye, Kursk Governorate
  • Kasatkin Nikolai born on 13 December 1859 at Moscow
  • Kandinsky Wassily born on 16 December 1866 at Moscow
  • Terpsikhorov Nikolai born on 18 December 1890 at St.Petersburg
  • Petrovichev Piotr born on 18 December 1874 at Vysokovo village, Yaroslavl Governorate
  • Mavrina (Lebedeva) Tatiana born on 20 December 1902 at Nizhny Novgorod
  • Karpov Stepan born on 20 December 1890 at Orenburg
  • Moravov Alexandr born on 20 December 1878 at Velikaya Motovilovka Village, Kiev Governorate
  • Altman Nathan born on 22 December 1899 at Vinnitza (Ukraine)
  • Efanov Vasili born on 23 December 1900 at Samarra
  • Shervashidze Alexander born on 24 December 1867 at Feodosia, Tavricheskaya Governorate
  • Royak Yefim born on 25 December 1906 at Vitebsk
  • Barto Rostislav born on 26 December 1902 at Moscow
  • Tatlin Vladimir born on 28 December 1885 at Kiev
  • Sapunov Nikolai born on 29 December 1880 at Moscow
  • Falileyev Vadim born on 31 December 1878 at Maisa, Penza Governorate

The following artists have died:

  • Bakst Leon died on 02 December 1924 at Paris
  • Shemiakin Mikhail died on 03 December 1944 at Moscow
  • Filonov Pavel died on 03 December 1943 at Leningrad
  • Rodchenko Alexandr died on 03 December 1956 at Moscow
  • Anisfeld Boris died on 04 December 1973 at Bessarabia province (Moldova)
  • Serov Valentin died on 05 December 1911 at Moscow
  • Maliutin Sergei died on 06 December 1937 at Moscow
  • Yakovlev Boris died on 08 December 1972 at Moscow
  • Altman Nathan died on 12 December 1970 at Leningrad
  • Kandinsky Wassily died on 13 December 1944 at Neuilly-sur-Seine (a suburb of Paris)
  • Kliun Ivan died on 13 December 1943 at Moscow
  • Roerikh Nikolai died on 13 December 1947 at Punjab, India
  • Vladimirov Ivan died on 14 December 1947 at Leningrad
  • Kasatkin Nikolai died on 17 December 1930 at Moscow
  • Vereisky Georgy died on 18 December 1962 at Leningrad
  • Kayev Yakov died on 22 December 1967 at Borovichi
  • Arapov Anatoly died on 22 December 1949 at Moscow
  • Milioti Nikolai died on 26 December 1962 at Paris
  • Yakunchikova Maria died on 27 December 1902 at Chene-Bougeries, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Karev Vasily died on 28 December 1970 at Moscow
  • Yakulov Georgy died on 28 December 1928 at Yerevan
  • Puni Iwan died on 28 December 1956 at Paris
  • Strzeminski Wladislaw died on 28 December 1952 at Lodz
  • Goriushkin-Sorokopudov Ivan died on 29 December 1954 at Ivanovka Village, Penza District
  • Lisitzky Lazar died on 30 December 1941 at Moscow
  • Svarog Vasili died on 31 December 1946 at Moscow

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