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Girl with Leica, 1934
House at Myasnitskaya, 1925
Soviet bohemia of the 30-s

Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) was a founding member of Constructivism, an avant-garde movement characterised by unembellished abstraction.

Renowned for his politically charged contributions to the artistic realm, he has left an indelible mark through his compelling photography, impactful posters, and expressive paintings and sculptures.


Born in 1891, he studied drawing and painting and architecture. An early influence came from Kazimir Malevich, whose Suprematist style contributed to Rodchenko’s adoption of an austere aesthetic and use of materials. In the late 1920s, he joined the October group, with members Diego Rivera, Gustav Klutsis, and Sergei Eisenstein, furthering his commitment to creating art for the working classes. Rodchenko died in1956.


Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), the Museum Ludwig (Cologne), the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.),  Harvard University Art Museums (Massachusetts), New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe), National Gallery of Australia (Canberraamong), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Cleveland Museum of Art (Ohio), Princeton University Art Museum (New Jersey), State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, Greece),   State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) as well as at art galleries and private collections all over the World.


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