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date: 25 May 2020

Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953) Russian painter, designer, and maker 

Source:
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

of abstract constructions, the founder of *Constructivism. He was born in Kharkov in Ukraine, the son of a railway engineer. His mother, a poet, died when he was two and he had an unhappy childhood, disliking his father—a stern disciplinarian—as well as his stepmother. These circumstances left him with a distrustful nature and he was later constantly suspicious of rivals such as ... ...

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