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Tchelitchew Drawings
H. Bittner & Company. [48] pp. / plates 1947 12" x 9.25" Inscribed to Dear Alvin The best wishes for everything Pavel Dec. 1941 N.Y.C.H. Bittner & CompanyPavel Fyodorovich Tchelitchew (Russian: ) (3 October [O.S. 21 September] 1898, Dubrovka village, near Kaluga Ð 31 July 1957, Grottaferrata, near Rome)[2] was a Russian-born surrealist painter, set designer and costume designer. Early life Tchelitchew was born to an aristocratic family of landowners and was educated by private tutors.[3] Tchelitchew expressed an early interest in ballet and art.[3] His family was forced to flee Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.[4] He studied under Aleksandra Ekster at the Kiev Academy, and after graduation worked designing and building theater sets in Odessa and later Berlin from 1920-1923.[5]Career Tchelitchew moved to Paris in 1923 and became acquainted with Gertrude Stein and, through her, the Sitwell and Gorer families. His interest in creating multimedia experiences during this period that drew together painting, film, and dance, led to collaborations with ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev (stage designer for Ode by L onide Massine, 1928) and choreographer George Balanchine.[4] He and Edith Sitwell had a long-standing close friendship and they corresponded frequently. Tchelitchew painted six major portraits of Sitwell.[1]His first U.S. show was of his drawings, along with other artists, at the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in 1930. In 1934, he moved from Paris to New York City with his partner, writer Charles Henri Ford. In New York he continued to work with Balanchin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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