Artist profile

Antoine Pevsner

Biography

1884
Born in Russia
1908–1910
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev
1911
Starts studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg
1911
First visit to Paris where he meets Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger
1913
Second visit to Paris where he meets Amedeo Modigliani and Alexander Archipenko
1915–1917
Lives in Oslo, Norway together with his brother Naum Gabo
1917
Starts teaching at the Academy of Fine Art, Moscow together with Wassily Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich
1920
Publication of the Realist Manifesto with Naum Gabo
1922
Part of the 'First Russian Exhibition' in Soviet Berlin with Naum Gabo
1923
First visit in Berlin where he meets Marcel Duchamp and Katherine Dreier
1924
Moves to Paris
1930
Obtains French citizenship
1930s
Starts to exhibit internationally
1931
Founding of Constructivist group Abstraction-Création
1946
Founding of Réalités Nouvelles group
1947
First solo exhibition at Galerie René Drouin
1948
Exhibition 'Gabo-Pevsner' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
1952
Exhibits in Chefs-d’oeuvre du XXe siècle at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris
1957
Solo exhibition at Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris
1958
Represented in the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
1962
Dies in Paris on April 12