Natan Isaevich ALTMAN 1889 — 1970
Натан Ісаєвич АЛЬТМАН • Натан Исаевич АЛЬТМАН
Natan Isaevich Altman was born in Vinnytsa, Ukraine in 1889. Painter, graphic artist, and sculptor known for his portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings. Malevich included Altman in his brochure of 1916 "From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism: The New Painterly Realism," which set out the rationale for Malevich`s new movement, Suprematism. Altman was also active as a stage designer and taught at the Academy of Arts (1918-1921). Altman is probably most famous for his designs for the Agitprop decorations of 1918. Destined for Palace Square, these designs used Suprematist imagery to celebrate the new regime. Between 1928 and 1935 the artist worked in France. He returned to Leningrad in 1936 where he lived and worked until his death in 1970.