Olga Rozanova  (Russian, 1886-1918) 


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Olga Rozanova Biography
1886   Born in Melenki (near Vladimir), Russia
1904 - 1910   In 1904 she attended art studios of K. Bolshakov and Konstantin Yuon in Moscow. The same time she studied at the Stroganov School of Applied Art.
1911   In 1911 she became one of the most active members of the Soyuz Molodyozhi (Union of the Youth).
1912   In 1912 Rozanova started a friendship with the Futurist poets Velimir Khlebnikov and Aleksei Kruchenykh, her future husband.
1916   In 1916, she joined the group of Russian avant-garde artists Supremus that was led by Kazimir Malevich.
In the same year Rozanova together with other suprematist artists (Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandra Ekster, Nina Genke, Liubov Popova, Ksenia Boguslavskaya, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Ivan Kliun, Ivan Puni and others) worked at the Verbovka Village Folk Centre.
1917 - 1918   In 1917-1918 she created a series of non-objective paintings which she called tsv'etopis'. Her Non-objective composition, 1918 also known as Green stripe anticipates the flat picture plane and poetic nuancing of color of some Abstract Expressionists.
1918   Died in Moscow, Russia
Selected Exhibitions
2007   Exhibition of documents and works by Olga Rozanova, Tretyakov Gallery, May 2007
1911 - 1918   She participated in 15 major exhibitions (including the ones listed).
1916   “The Jack of Diamonds”
1915 - 1916   “The Last Futuristic Exhibition 0-10"
1915   "Tramway V"