Leon Bakst  (Russian, 1866-1924) 


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Leon Bakst, Set design for Scheherazade (Scheherezade bedroom)


Leon Bakst
Set design for Scheherazade (Scheherezade bedroom)

Russian Art Salon
Leon Bakst, Costume Design: The Acrobat


Leon Bakst
Costume Design: The Acrobat
circa 1920

Leon Bakst, Costume design for Artemis in Hippolytus by Euripides


Leon Bakst
Costume design for Artemis in Hippolytus by Euripides
circa 1902

Ravenscourt Galleries

1866   Born May 10 in Grodno, Belarus, Russia
1898   Bakst, Benois, and Serge Diaghilev founded the group Mir Iskusstva (World of Art)
1902 - 1903   Created stage designs for the Hermitage and Aleksandrinskii theatres in St. Petersburg
1903 - 1904   Fulfilled several commissions for the Marinskii theatre
1906   Became a teacher of drawing at Yelizaveta Zvantseva's private school, where Marc Chagall was one of his students
1909   Began his collaboration with Diaghilev, which resulted in the founding of the Ballets Russes, and Bakst serving as the artistic director
1912   Settled in Paris, France
1924   Died December 27 in Paris, France
  Also known as Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg