Alexander Bogomazov


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Status, price and estimation of the artist Alexander Bogomazov

Price of a painting: 1,400 – 222,700 €.

Price of a drawing: 700 – 21,400 €.

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Studies, trips and first exhibitions

Alexander Bogomazov is an artist and theorist of modern art of the Russian avant-garde. He was born on 7 April 1880 in Yampol, in the Kharkov governorate, and died on 3 June 1930 in Kiev, Ukraine. He is best known for his mastery of cubo-futurism from 1913 to 1917 and of spectralism between 1920 and 1930.

Although Alexander Bogomazov is of Russian origin, he spends most of his life in Kiev. The second child of the siblings, his mother abandoned the family just after his baptism. From 1896 to 1902, the young man attended the Kherson Institute of Agriculture and then joined the Kiev Art School from 1902 to 1905. During this period, he became friends with the sculptor Alexander Archipenko and the artist Aleksandra Ekster. In 1905 Alexander Bogomazov was expelled from the art school, probably because of his participation in political demonstrations and strikes. He studied in the studio of the painter Serguei Svetoslavsky from 1906 onwards. Alexander Bogomazov shared an exhibition in Kiev with Archipenko and then moved to Moscow where he became a pupil of the painters Fyodor Rerberg and Konstantin Yuon. He returned to Kiev in 1907 and exhibited regularly there, participating in the Association of Russian Artists and the Society of Independent Artists of Kiev. He took advantage of his free time to travel to Finland in 1911 where he studied art.

Essay writing and teaching

One year later, Alexander Bogomazov exhibited with the Zveno group of artists along with David and Wladimir Burliuk and Aleksandra Ekster. From 1913 to 1914, Alexander Bogomazov studied the works of the Italian Futurists and published his essay The Art of Painting and the Elements in which he analysed the interactions between objects, artist, spectator and image. Alexander Bogomazov organised the exhibition Kiltse (known as The Ring) in Kiev and then moved to the Caucasus where he taught painting and painted in his spare time. Alexander Bogomazov taught at the First State Studio for Painting and Decorative Arts in Kiev in 1919. The following year he was head of the art education department at the Ukrainian Visual Arts Commission. From 1922 to 1930 he was a professor at the Kiev Art Academy together with Vadim Meller, Vladimir Tatlin and Victor Palmov. In 1927, he founded the Association of Revolutionary Masters of Ukraine (ARMU) with his artist friends mentioned above. That same year, Alexander Bogomazov took part in the pan-Ukrainian exhibition Ten Years in October alongside Tatlin, Palmov and Epshtein, among others. He died of tuberculosis on 3 June 1930 in Kiev.

Sotheby’s held a major sale of 20th century Russian works in London in 1974, 24 of which were produced by Alexander Bogomazov.

Recognising Alexander Bogomazov’s signature

Like many artists, Alexander Bogomazov did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.

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