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Serge Sudeikin


Serge Sudeikin


(b Smolensk, 19 March 1882; d Nyack, NY, 12 Aug 1946).

Russian stage designer and painter. He attended the School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow from 1897 to 1909, studying mainly under Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov, but although he painted a few Impressionist landscapes, his first major artistic concern was with Symbolism, as in his paintings of the first decade of the 20th century such as Pastorale (1905; Moscow, I. A. Myasnikova priv. col.) and Love (1907; Moscow, E. A. Gunst priv. col.). After taking part in the exhibition Crimson Rose in Saratov in 1904, he became a founder-member of the BLUE ROSE group of Symbolist painters, who paid homage to the painting of Viktor Borisov-Musatov, and he developed their mystical motifs and contributed to their exhibition in 1907. Sudeykin was also in contact with the World of Art group, and, on the invitation of Serge Diaghilev, he travelled to Paris in 1906 with the Russian section of the Salon d’Automne, a connection that anticipated his work as a painter for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes; he designed the production of La Tragédie de Salomé in 1913 (original sketches St Petersburg, E. A. Ratner priv. col., and Moscow, A. V. Gordon priv. col.). By 1908 Sudeykin had become interested in a more primitivist, stylized conception of painting that depended on evocations of 19th-century aristocratic and mercantile Russia, as in Promenade at Shrovetide (1910s; St Petersburg, priv. col.), a choice of theme that brought him considerable popularity among the nouveaux riches of Moscow and St Petersburg.


Sudeikin's poster for the Chauve-Souris Theatre






Lovers in the field


Georgian cabaret, Tiflis


Summery Days in Early Autumn

Stage Design for Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman"



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