André Lanskoy (French, 1902–1976) is associated with the post-war school of Tachism (lyrical Abstract painting). Lanskoy was born in Moscow, but left Russia after the Russian Revolution, moving to Paris in 1921. He studied at the famously progressive Académie de la Grande Chaumière, painting portraits and still lifes in vivid colors with thick applications of paint, inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Chaïm Soutine, and Henri Matisse. He was accepted into the Paris Salon d’Automne and exhibited with them in the mid-1920s, where his work was noticed by German art critic and dealer Wilhelm Uhde, who arranged his first solo exhibition. Lanskoy continued to exhibit his works with other Russian painters and in Parisian salons, enjoying success as his work was acquired by museums and collectors. In the 1930s, Lanskoy abandoned his representational works for abstraction, influenced by the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. He concentrated on creating patterns and rhythms of color and light in his works, and also produced collaged and mosaic pieces, illustrated books, and designed tapestries. Beginning in the 1950s, Lanskoy exhibited his work internationally to critical acclaim, at institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and documenta in Kassel, Germany. He died in 1976 in Paris.

Timeline

1902
Born: Moscow, Russia
1919
Moved to Kiev, Ukrain in order to flew the Russian revolution
1921
Settled in Paris, France
Started studying at the Grande-Chaumière, Paris, France
1976
Died: in Paris, France

Exhibitions

2009
Dialoge/Dialogs, Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos Platz, Switzerland
2001
Graphics, Aras Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany
2000–2001
A Walk Through 20th Century Art: Painting, Drawings and Sculpture, Aras Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany
1989–1990
Journal d’un Fou: André Lanskoy-Nicolai Gogol, Aras Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany
1988
Les Années Cinquante, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1981
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1969
Neue Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1966
Museé Galliéra, Paris, France (solo)
1965
Fine Art Associates, New York, NY
Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY
1961
Kaplan Gallery, London, UK
Albert Loeb Gallery, New York, NY
1960
École de Paris, Tokyo, Japan
Les Peintres Russes de l'école de Paris, Musée de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France
1959
Fifteen Painters from Paris Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
The School of Paris, The Internationals, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1956
10 Ans de Peinture Française 1945-1955, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
1955
Svens-Franska Gallery, Stokholm, Sweden
1953
Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, UK
Younger European Painters, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1952
Pittsburgh International of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1951
Louis Carré, Paris, France
1950
L’École de Paris, Paris, France
Royal Academy London, London, UK
Advancing French Art, Paris, France
Louis Carré, New York, NY
Sidney Janis, New York, NY
1944
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France
1924
Galerie Carmine, Paris, France
1923
Galerie La Licorne, Paris, France
Salon d'Automne, Paris, France

Literature

1993
L. Harambourg, L’Ecole de Paris, 1945-1965, Neuchatel, Ides & Calendes
1990
P. Dron, A. Pittiglio, Lanskoy, Paris, Pittiglio Editeur
1989
Artistes russes de l’Ecole de Paris, Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne, Ginevra, 1989
1967
Dictionnaire universel de l’art et des artistes, Raoul-Jean Moulin, Hazan, Paris
1965
André Lanskoy, J.Grenier, Hazan, Paris
1960
Raymon Nacenta, La Scuola di Parigi, Istituto Geografico de Agostini, Novara
1959
L’Arte dopo il 1945, a cura di W. Grohmann, Milano, Ed. Il Saggiatore
1957
Dictionnaire de la peinture abstraite, M.Seuphor, Hazan, Paris
1951
André Lanskoy, R.Van Gindertael, Art d’aujourd’hui, Paris