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Gustav Klutsis

Gustav Klutsis, born in 1895, resumed his art school training in Moscow in the studio of Kazimir Malevich. Acclaimed for his spatial constructions, as well as for his designs of practical structures like kiosks, tribunes and radio-orators, Klutsis became a professor of colour theory at the Constructivist school Vkhutemas in 1924. Although a devoted member of the Party, Klutsis was arrested and detained in 1938, shortly after returning from the Paris World’s Fair, where he designed numerous exhibitions and installed a photomontage frieze that he created for the Soviet Pavilion. He died in 1944 in a work camp in Kazakhstan.

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