André Lanskoy

André Lanskoy

(1902-1976) Russian

Lanskoy was a painter and printmaker who is associated with the post-war school of lyrical abstract painting called “Tachism.” He was born Andrei Miachailovitch Lanskoyin, son of Comte Lanskoy, in Moscow and fought in the Tsarist White Army during the Russian Revolution. Lanskoy left Russia afterwards, moving to Paris in 1921. He studied at the famously progressive Académie de la Grande Chaumière, painting portraits and still lifes in vivid colors with thick applications of paint, inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Chaïm Soutine. After 1942, he began to paint exclusively abstract works.

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