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Georg Kirsta

 (mid 20th century)
Georg Kirsta was active/lived in United States.  Georg Kirsta is known for painting.

Georg Kirsta

Biography from Dominic Winter Auctions

Georg Kirsta was a Russian artist who escaped to Western Europe during the Revolution and pursued a career as a painter and designer of theatrical sets and costumes.  The V&A holds a number of theatrical designs by Kirsta, including seventeen costume designs and four set designs for Bronislava Nijinska's ballet 'La Bien Aimee' ('The Beloved One') which was mounted for the Markova-Dolin Ballet in 1937. 

Also in the V&A Collections are two costume designs for Alicia Markova who played both the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Lev Ivanov's 1950 production of 'The Nutcracker' (Festival Ballet, Stoll Theatre, London), as well as the dress and tiara worn by Markova when she played the Snow Queen, both designed by Kirsta, as were all the sets and costumes for the production. 

Prior to his arrival in England Kirsta published an essay on Caravaggio and modern art in Leopold Zahn's 'Caravaggio und die Kunst der Gegenwart', published in 1928.  Works by Georg Kirsta rarely come onto the market.

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