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Two Women Patrons of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nadezhda Dobychina and Klavdia Mikhailova

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Two Women Patrons of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nadezhda Dobychina and Klavdia Mikhailova

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A reconstruction of the vibrant early years of the Russian avant-garde movement that reveals women’s central role in the Russian pre-revolutionary art business.

In the early 1910s, two pioneering women entrepreneurs, Nadezhda Dobychina in St. Petersburg and Klavdia Mikhailova in Moscow, set up two of the first art galleries in Russia. Skillfully balancing current art market trends with daring avant-garde experiments, Dobychina and Mikhailova soon transformed their establishments into vibrant centers of Russian artistic life. They dedicated their lives to the discovery and promotion of Russian artists, and their exhibitions of well-established national and international artists attracted enthusiastic crowds and won acclaim from leading art critics.

Based on previously unpublished archival materials and illustrations, this book recounts the remarkable story of how these two women, operating in a man’s world, became major figures in modernism and left an indelible mark on the history of Russian art.

Natalia Murray is an associate lecturer and senior curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Natalia Murray is an associate lecturer and senior curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is the author of many books, including, most recently, Art for the Worker: Proletarian Art and Festive Decorations of Petrograd 1917–1920. Natalia Budanova is an independent art historian and a member of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre Advisory Board.

ISBN: 9781913491277

ISBN-10: 9781913491277

Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group

Publication Date: 04/08/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/08/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Categories

History / Europe

History / Europe / Great Britain

History / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)