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Alexander Archipenko

(1887 - 1964)

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Biography

Alexander Archipenko, a celebrated revolutionary of Modern art, is best known for his abstraction of the human form. Originally from Kiev, Russia, he moved to the United States in 1923. Prior to this, the artist worked in Berlin and later with Modigliani and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska in Paris, exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Independants, and participated in the important Armory Show of 1913. After immigrating to the United States, Archipenko established art schools in New York City, as well as other areas such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Woodstock.