Nathan Altman - Photo ca 1910 F: Dec 22 [O.S. Dec 10] 1889 i Vinnytsia, Ryssland D: Dec 12, 1970 i Leningrad, Ryssland
Nathan Altman - By Boris Arvatov 1924
Nathan Altman - The Synagogue 1910s
Nathan Altman - La Ruche 1911
Nathan Altman - Still Life with Blue Slippers 1911
Nathan Altman - Lady with a Dog. Portrait of Esther Schwartzmann 1911
Nathan Altman - Self Portrait 1911
Nathan Altman - Self Portrait 1912
Nathan Altman - Still Life with Blue Decanter 1912
Nathan Altman - Jug and Tomatoes 1912
Nathan Altman - The Painter's Uncle 1913
Nathan Altman - Landscape in Blue 1914
Nathan Altman - Portrait of Anna Akhmatova 1914
Nathan Altman - Der Ziger Macher, The Watchmaker 1914
Nathan Altman - Woman at the Piano 1914
Nathan Altman - The Sunflowers 1915
Nathan Altman - Portrait of a Young Jew (Self Portrait) 1916
Nathan Altman - Factories - to the Working People
Nathan Altman - Land - to the Working People
Nathan Altman - Petro-Commune
Nathan Altman - Postal Stamps, The Russian Republic
Nathan Altman - Poster for "Jewish Luck"
Nathan Altman - The Alexander Column Lit up at Night, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Nathan Altman - Uritzky Square General View Design Sketch for the Celebration of the First Anniversary of 1918
Nathan Altman - The Arch of the General Staff 1920
Nathan Altman - Rostrums around the Alexander
Nathan Altman - Still Life, Colored Bottles And Planes 1918
Nathan Isaevich Altman - Still Life with Bottle and Glasses 20th century
Nathan Isaevich Altman - Still Life with Bottle, Knife and Pear 1919
Nathan Altman - Shabbat ca 1919
Nathan Altman - Still Life with a White Jug 1919
Nathan Altman - Composition with Material Objects 1920
Nathan Altman - Russian Labour 1921
Nathan Altman - Portrait of Woman Holding Red Roses, Berlin 1922
Nathan Altman - Still Life 1923
Nathan Altman - On the Coast 1925
Nathan Altman - Self Portrait 1926
Nathan Altman - Square in a Provincial Town 1926
Nathan Altman - Negro Woman 1929
Nathan Altman - Portrait of the Poet Boris Komilov 1935
Nathan Isaevich Altman (Russian: Натан Исаевич Альтман, transliterated: Natan Isayevich Altman; December 22 [O.S. December 10] 1889 – December 12, 1970) was a Jewish, Russian and Soviet avant-garde artist, Cubist painter, stage designer and book illustrator.
In 1910, he went to Paris, where he stayed for one year. He studied at the Free Russian Academy in Paris, working in the studio of Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine, and had contact with Marc Chagall, Alexander Archipenko, and David Shterenberg. In 1910, he became a member of the group Soyuz Molodyozhi (Union of Youth).
In 1912, Altman moved to Saint Petersburg. His famous Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, conceived in Cubist style, was painted in 1914. From 1915 to 1917, Nathan Altman was the teacher at Mikhail Bernstein's private art school. After 1916 he started to work as a stage designer.
In 1918, he was the member of the Board for Artistic Matters within the
Department of Fine Arts of the People's Commissariat of Enlightenment together with Malevich,
Baranoff-Rossine and Shevchenko. In the same year he had an exhibition with the group Jewish Society for the Furthering of the Arts in Moscow, together with Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine, El
Lissitzky and the others. In this same year, he installed a temporary work of architectural sculpture in Palace Square to commemorate the 1st anniversary of
the October Revolution. The canvas was subsequently cut up and used for soldiers' foot bindings.
In 1920, he became a member of the Institute for Artistic Culture (INKHUK), together with Kasimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and the others. In the same year, he participated in the exhibition From Impressionism to Cubism in the Museum of Painterly Culture in Petrograd.(now Saint Petersburg). In 1921, he moved to Moscow. From 1921 to 1922 he was director of the Museum of Painterly Culture in Petrograd.
From 1920 to 1928, he worked on stage designs for the Habimah Theatre and the Jewish State Theatre in Moscow. In 1923 a volume of his Jewish graphic art, Evrejskaja grafika Natana Al'tmana: Tekst Maksa Osborna [Max Osborn], was published in Berlin.
In 1925, he participated in Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (Art Deco) in Paris together with Aleksandra Ekster, Vadim Meller, Rudolf Frentz, Sonia Delaunay-Terk and David Shterenberg. His first solo exhibition in Leningrad was in 1926.
Altman moved to Paris in 1928. In 1936, he returned to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). He worked mainly for the theatre, as a book illustrator and an author of essays about art.
Nathan Altman died in Leningrad aged 81.