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Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky 1880-1937

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky (27 January 1880 - 7 January 1937)

Market Square in a provincial town. 1917. Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky (27 January 1880 – 7 January 1937)

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky

Talented graphic artist, sculptor, and painter Arnold Lakhovsky (aka Aaron Berkovich Lakhovsky) was born in the town of Chernobyl of Russian Empire. In 1902 he graduated from Odessa Art College, where he studied in the studio of K. Kostandi and G. Ladyzhensky. Then he worked in the work shop of Maro in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In addition, he attended art classes of Slovene realist painter Anton Ažbe (30 May 1862 – 5 or 6 August 1905), and worked in Worms (German city). In 1904 he came to St. Petersburg and entered the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He studied in the studio of Ilya Repin (1907).

Brit woman in a blue dress

Brit woman in a blue dress

In 1908, Lakhovsky moved to Palestine for the summer holidays. Unfortunately, he fell ill, and spent a year in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, for non-attendance of the St. Petersburg Higher Art School, by the Council decision of professors he was expelled from school. However, according to his petition, the Rector of the art school allowed Lakhovsky to continue study in the workshop of P. Chistyakov. In 1909 he applied for transfer to the workshop of Professor AA Kiselev, after whose death in 1911 he moved to the workshop of N. Dubovsky. He graduated from the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts on the highest level in November 1912. In 1912 he received the title of the artist for the painting “The last rays.”

His works were published in the magazines and journals, such as “Niva”, “Ogonyok”, “Peaks”, and “The Sun of Russia”. Lakhovsky lived in St. Petersburg. He was a member of the Society of Arkhip Kuindzhi (since 1915) and the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions (since 1916). In November 1915, he became the founder of the Jewish Society for the Encouragement of Arts, entered his Audit Commission and the board of the artistic section.

In 1925 Lakhovsky went to Paris at the invitation of the Luxembourg Museum. He was a member of the Board section of the Union of Artists of Russian art in France (1933). In 1933 he moved to New York where he painted custom portraits. In 1935 he taught at the Art School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky died January 7, 1937 (New York City).

The works of the artist represented in many museums, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, and Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky

source of images:
PDF auction art catalogue of Art Literature Fund, Moscow
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