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Leonid Gechtoff

 (1883 - 1941)
Leonid Gechtoff was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey / Russian Federation.  Leonid Gechtoff is known for genre-middle eastern, landscape and seascape.

Leonid Gechtoff


Leonid Gechtoff was born in Odessa, Russia, in 1883, an only child of parents already in their forties and not particularly well off financially.  After his art school training in Russia, where he probably first met his close life-long friend David Burliuk, he and his parents fled from their homeland when he was in his twenties, rather than have him face possible conscription into the army. Cairo proved to be a haven for several years and Gechtoff painted many city and genre scenes of Egypt in his heavily impastoed style, bringing him acclaim in the Orientalist-enamored European art world as well.

Gechtoff always felt most influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh, however, and this led him  ...  Displaying 750 of 3901 characters.

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Artist with his wife Etya (Ethel) in the studio at their home in Philadelphia

About  Leonid Gechtoff

Born:  1883 - Odessa, Russia
Died:   1941 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  genre-middle eastern, landscape and seascape