Item #672 [SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]
[SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]
[SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]
[SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]
[SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]

[SIGNED] N. V. Alekseev: Kratkii ocherk khudozhestvennoi deiatelnosti [Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev: A Brief Outline of Artistic Activity]

Kazan: 1938. Alekseev, Nikolai Vasilievich (1894–1934). Publisher’s cover. Item #672

Measuring 22 x 15 cm, this 18-page publication features illustrations and text in Russian. It is a signed copy, one of a limited edition of 200 copies. The book is in good condition, albeit with light rusting on the spine.

Nikolai Vasilievich Alekseev (1894–1934) was a notable Soviet graphic artist and book illustrator. Born in Morshansk, Tambov province, he embarked on his artistic education at the Kiev Art School from 1912 to 1917, initially in the painting department and later in architecture. He further honed his skills at the Academy of Arts in Leningrad, studying in the graphic department from 1917 and then from 1923 to 1926. Between 1918 and 1922, Alekseev lived in Kyiv, where he worked as a book and industrial graphic artist. In 1923, he relocated to Leningrad and attended VKHUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute), studying under D. I. Mitrokhin. Alekseev was prolific in creating book covers and illustrations throughout his career. In 1930, he was awarded the 3rd prize in a competition for designing postage stamps, notable for his “Airship over the Lenin Mausoleum” design. Alekseev's life came to an end in Leningrad. Following his death, a posthumous personal exhibition celebrating his work was held in Leningrad in 1934.

Price: $300.00