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Lagorio Maria Olexandrivna (1893 - 1979)

A painter and graphic artist. Born in Warsaw. The representative of the Russian branch of the aristocratic Genoese family. The niece of the famous landscape painter L. Lagorio. She recieved her primary art education in Munich and Weimar, then she studied at St. Petersburg in the drawing school of the Society for the Promotion of the Artists under the guidance of E. Lancere, I. Bilibin and N. Roerich. She participated in the exhibitions of the association "The World of Art" in Petrograd (1915, 1917). In 1918 she emigrated to Finland. From 1921 till 1924 she lived in Berlin. In 1921 she created the illustrations for the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. Working for the family-run publishing house "Trireme" she illustrated books by M.Lermontov, E. T. Hoffman, released 2 albums with lithographs. She held her personal exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt am Main (all - in 1923) and Prague (1924). In 1925 she moved to Paris, joined the Society "Icon". She worked at the factory "Foglia" of Prince F. Yusupov: she painted porcelain in the style of the Russian Art Nouveau. She participated in the salons of the Independent ones. The pictures and porcelain of the artist were represented at the exhibition of the Russian art in Brussels (1928), Paris (1931), Prague (1935). She painted figured compositions inspired by the images of antiquity and ancient frescoes.

Painters works:

Auction 23 Lot 36

«Nude», 1927
waxed paper, author's technique, 29x19

Price: 24 000 - 80000 uah