Natalia GONCHAROVA 1881 — 1962
Наталія ГОНЧАРОВА • Наталия ГОНЧАРОВА
Born in 1881 in Nagayevo (Tula Province), died in 1962 in Paris. Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer. Studied sculpture at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1901- 09) and painting independently, enjoying the advice of Mikhail Larionov and attending Konstantin Korovin’s studio. With Larionov organized the exhibitions of the Jack of Diamonds (1910), Donkey’s Tail (1912), Target (1913) and No. 4. Futurists, Rayonists, Primitive (1914), Contributed to the exhibitions of Golden Fleece (1908- 10), Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition (1912), Der blaue Reiter (1912) and Erste deutsche Herbstsalon (1913). Solo exhibition with Larionov at the Galerie Paul Guillaume in Paris (1914), introductory article to catalogue written by Guillaume Apollinaire. Illustrated and designed Futuristic books, Desgined for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Left Russia for Switzerland and then Italy to work for Diaghilev (1915). Settled in Paris (1919).