Constantine TERECHKOVITCH 1902 — 1978
Костянтин ТЕРЕШКОВИЧ • Константин ТЕРЕШКОВИЧ
Born 1902 on the outskirts of Moscow and died in1978 in Roquebrune Cap-Martin, or in Monaco. He was a painter of animated scenes, interiors, figures, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Terechkovitch was also a watercolorist, painter of tapestries, lithographer and realist poet. In 1907 he came with his family to Paris. In 1917 he studied briefly at the School of Fine Arts. He started to draw at the Academy of the Grande-Chaumiere. At Montparnasse, he made friends with Kisling, Kremegne, and Lanskoy; then, with Roland Oudot, Brianchon, Legueult, with whom he formed the "Poetic Reality"group of painters. In 1944 he settled with his family near Avallon, where he often painted. From 1950, he traveled and worked regularly at Menton. He participated in numerous group exhibitions: 1925 in Paris, at the Salon of Autumn; 1929 Moscow, group of Russian artists working in France with Chagall, Soutine, Zadkine, Pougny, at the Tretiakov Gallery; 1951 Menton, first Biennial of which he was the winner of the Grand Prize. He exhibited at Charpentier, Granges Gallery. In 1927 he had a one-man show in Paris, at Ch. Aug. Girard Gallery; 1934 Geneva, Musee de l`Athenee; 1937 Chicago, New York; 1938 Paris, Galerie de l`Elysee; 1942 Paris, Pertrides Gallery; 1946 Paris, Dubourg Gallery; 1948, 1951 Paris, Bernier Gallery; 1953 Paris, Pertrides Gallery; 1959 Chateau de Cagnes, in London at O`Hara Gallery; 1961 New York, Acquavella Gallery; 1964 Paris, Petrides Gallery; 1965 Tokyo, Yoshii Gallery; 1969 Tokyo, Tamenaga Gallery; 1969, 1971, 1976 Paris, Pertrides Gallery; and after his death: 1980 Paris, Tribute to Terechkovitch, Etienne Gallery of Sassi; 1986 Menton, retrospective, Municipal Museum; 1989 Paris, works on paper, J. P. Joubert and France T. Galleries. Museum collections: Albi, Belgrade, Menton, Moscow, and Philadelphia.