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 Georges Anatolievich Pogedaieff  (1897 - 1971)



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Lived/Active: Russian Federation      Known for: stage design, still life, figure and landscape painting

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In 1911 Russian born Georges Pogedaieff studied in the Cadet Corps in Odessa. In 1913 he entered Moscow Schoolof painting, sculpture and architecture (MUZhVZ), and studied under YF Tsionglinsky. Since 1918 Pogedaieff and worked as a scene-designer. He created scene and costume designs for the ballet Red Poppies by NN Cherepnin, staging by KY Goleizovsky in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (not realized). Pogedaieff together with Goleizovsky worked on the scenario for the ballet Gamelin, or the Revolution will win (not realized). In 1919 Pogedaieff took part in the SecondState exhibition of paintings inMoscow.

Pogedaieff emigrated about 1920, and lived in Berlin. In 1920s he worked with theatre companies in Berlin, Bucharest, Vienna, and Prague. In 1921 he designed the performance Hamlet by W. Shakespeare in Vienna. In 1922 he was an artist of the B. Romanov's Russian romantic theatre in Berlin. Pogedaieff's personal exhibition of theatre sketches and portraits was held in this theatre in Berlin.

Pogedaieff worked also in the cabaret of Sasha Yuzhny Blue Bird, where he created scene and costume designs for the performances Queen of Spades, Sad Princess and many others. He designed the performances Prince Igor, Cyrano de Bergerac, Elektra, Macbeth, Turandot. In 1924 personal exhibition of Pogedaieff (exhibition of his theatre works) was organized in the salon Neue Galerie inVienna.

In mid 1920s Pogedaieff moved to Paris, worked with the NF Baliev cabaret theatre Die Fledermaus ("The Bat") in Paris. He designed the performances The Crocodile and Cleopatra, Grand Guignol and others.

Pogedaieff was engaged in easel and book graphic art. He created portraits of T. Bernard, P. Colin, and J. Baker. Pogedaieff illustrated books by FM Dostoevsky, NV Gogol, and AP Chekhov. In 1933 he was awarded the Legion of Honor.

Personal exhibitions of Pogedaieff were held in Parisin the L. Reiman gallery (1946) and in the gallery Marguerite (1956).

Works by Georges Pogedaieff are in many museum and private collections, including the theatre and decorative art collections of ND Lobanov-Rostovsky.


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