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Tarkhanov, Mikhail [Michael] Mikhailovich [Mikhaylovich] (Tarkhan, Mykhailo Mykhailovych) (1888-1962)

Ukrainian and Russian Soviet Avant-garde graphic artist. Born in Zen'kovo (Poltava Region, Ukraine). Lived in Ukraine, than in Moscow. Studied in VKhUTEMAS . Friend of V. Favorsky and V. Kandinsky. Exhibited in 1919 (Moscow) with Rodchenko; in 1926 (Moscow) with Kliun, Lissitzky; in 1931 (Paris) with Altman, Klutsis, Lebedev, Popova (p/h), Telingater, etc.

Mikhail Tarkhanov created a unique and previously undiscovered series of non-objective water-based and starch-textured compositions, which he called "Picturesque-Textured Improvisations".

Tarkhanov's works are recognized at home and abroad. They may be seen in the former Soviet Union in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and other major museums. Several years ago the Getty Center, known for its collections of Avant-garde materials such as the Lissitzky archive, Bauhaus works and others, acquired 31 works by Mikhail Tarkhanov.

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