Vladimir Tatlin ( 28 December [O.S. 16 December] 1885 – 31 May 1953) was a Ukrainian and Soviet painter and architect. With Kazimir Malevich he was one of the two most important figures in the Soviet avant-garde art movement of the 1920s, and he later became an important artist in the Constructivist movement. He is most famous for his design for The Monument to the Third International, more commonly known as Tatlin's Tower, which he began in 1919.
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Tatlin attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1902-1903 and the Penza School of Art from 1904-1910. He served in the Imperial Navy from 1902 to 1906. He taught at the State Free Art Studios (SVOMAS) in Moscow from 1918-1920 and was the head of the Studio of Volume, Material and Construction at SVOMAS in Petrograd from 1919-1924. He was also a teacher of woodwork, metalwork and ceramics at VKhUTEMAS in 1927 and at VKhUTEIN, from 1928-1930). Russian painter and set designer.
Ukrainian, Soviet, Russian
Artist, Architect, Designer, Teacher, Painter, Sculptor
Vladimir Tatlin, Vladimir Yevgrafovich Tatlin, Vladimir Yevgrafovitch Tatlin, Vladimir Evgrafovich Tatlin, Vladimir Levgrafovitch Tatlin, Vlagyimir Jevgrafovics Tatlin, Vladimir Levgrafovitch Tatline, Vladimir Evgrafovič Tatlin, Wladimir Tatlin
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