Oleksandr BOHOMAZOV 1880 — 1930
Олександр Костянтинович БОГОМАЗОВ • Александр БОГОМАЗОВ
Oleksandr Kostiantynovych Bogomazov was born in Yampol, near Kharkiv in 1880. Ukrainian painter, avant-garde artist (Cubo-Futurist) and modern art theoretician. Attended Kherson Agricultural Institute in 1896-1902. Attended Kyiv Art School in 1902; met Exter. Participated in political demonstrations and strikes, for which he was expelled from the School in 1905. Moved to Moscow and attended the private art schools of Fedor Rerberg and of Konstantin Yuon and Ivan Dubin. Returned to Kyiv in 1907. From 1907 onward contributed to exhibitions, including the “Union of Russian Artists” and “Moscow Society of Independent Artists”. Contributed to the “Link” exhibition in Kyiv in 1908. Visited Finland in 1911. Taught at a school for the deaf and dumb in Kyiv in 1912-1215. Associated with the Moscow Cubo-Futurists in 1913-1914. With Exter organized the “Ring” exhibition at the Polytechnic Institute in Kyiv in 1914. Elaborated artistic theories, culminating in the book, Iskusstvo zhivopisi (The art of painting). Moved to Geriusy in the Northern Caucasus in 1915. Designed agit-transport, including trains; headed the Art Education Section of the All-Ukrainian Visual Arts Committee in 1919-1920. Professor at the Kyiv Art Academy in 1922-1930. Founding Member of Association of Revolutionary Art of Ukraine in 1927, together with D.Burliuk, V.Meller, V.Palmov, V. Yermilov and others. Died in Kyiv in 1930.