Artist profile

Mikhail Larionov

Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov was an avant-garde Russian painter.  From 1902 his style was Impressionism. After a visit to Paris in 1906 he moved into Post-Impressionism and then a Neo-primitive style which derived partly from Russian sign painting.  In 1913 he created Rayonism, which was the first creation of near-abstract art in Russia.