16 Facts About Aleksandra Ekster


Aleksandra Ekster's was born Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Grigorovich in Bialystok, in the Grodno Governorate of the Russian Empire to a wealthy Belarusian family.

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Young Aleksandra Ekster received an excellent private education, studying languages, music, art, and taking private drawing lessons.

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Aleksandra Ekster graduated in painting from Kiev Art School in 1906.

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In 1908, Aleksandra Grigorovich married a successful Kiev lawyer, Nikolai Evgenyevich Ekster.

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Aleksandra Ekster's spent several months with her husband in Paris, and there she attended Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Montparnasse.

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In Paris, Aleksandra Ekster became personally acquainted with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who introduced her to Gertrude Stein.

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Under the avant-garde umbrella, Aleksandra Ekster has been noted to be a suprematist and constructivist painter as well as a major influencer of the Art Deco movement.

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Aleksandra Ekster absorbed from many sources and cultures in order to develop her own original style.

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Aleksandra Ekster later founded a teaching and production workshop in Kyiv .

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Aleksandra Ekster's worked with Vadym Meller as a costume designer in a ballet studio of the dancer Bronislava Nijinska.

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Aleksandra Ekster constantly stayed true to her composition aesthetic across all mediums.

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Aleksandra Ekster uses many elements of geometric compositions, which reinforce the core intentions of dynamism, vibrant contrasts, and free brushwork.

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Aleksandra Ekster stretched the dynamic intentions of her work across all mediums.

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Aleksandra Ekster's continued with these experimental tendencies in her later puppet designs.

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From 1926 to 1930, Aleksandra Ekster was a professor at Fernand Leger's Academie d'Art Contemporain.

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Aleksandra Ekster's was a book illustrator for the publishing company Flammarion in Paris from 1936 until her death in the Paris suburb of Fontenay-aux-Roses.

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