Konstalbum-Nathan Altman

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

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, transliteratedNatan Isayevich Altman; December 22 [O.S. December 10] 1889 – December 12, 1970) was a Jewish, Russian and Soviet avant-garde artist, Cubist painterstage designer and book illustrator.

He was born in Vinnytsia, in the Podolia Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) to a family of Jewish merchants.

From 1902 to 1907, he studied painting and sculpture at the Art College in Odessa (now independent Ukraine). In 1906, he had his first exhibition in Odessa.

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 ChagallAlexander 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 EksterVadim 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.