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 Nina Genke-Meller


Born:   1893
Deceased:   1954

Russian avant-garde artist (suprematist), book illustrator, interior designer, stage designer.

      

Nina Genrikhovna Genke was born in Moscow in 1893. Her father Heinrich Genke was from Holland, whereas her mother Nadezhda Tikhanova was Russian. From 1914 Nina Genke studied in Alexandra Exter's art studio in Kiev.
Along with other members of the Avant-garde movement she was an participant of its creative expeditions around villages of the Russian Empire, in particular, Kosov, and Chernovtsy. She became the art director of a handicraftsmen artel in the Verbovka Village, where the well-known suprematist artists Kazimir Malevich, Natalya Davydova, Alexandra Exter, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Lyubov Popova, Ivan Puni, Olga Rozanova, Evgenia Pribylskaya, Ivan Klyun, and others cooperated.
In November, 1915 the Lamersye Gallery in Moscow held the Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art of the Southern Russia. N. Davydova, N. Genke and A. Exter took an active part in organizing the exhibition. The exposition included works from arts and crafts artels of the Verbovka and Skoptsy villages (headed by N. Davydova).
The year 1917 saw the the Second Exhibition of the Modern Decorative Art of Russia, which was organized by Natalya Davydova and Nina Genke Miller in Mikhaylova's Salon in Moscow. It was a great success, just like the first exhibition.
Nina Genke was the art director of the futuristic journal Gulf Stream in Kiev in 1918. 
1924 — After her family tragedy, i.e. the death of her first child Nina Genke moved to Moscow, where she worked in the art studio of N. P. Lamanov, made sketches for a wall-paper factory, worked at a porcelain plant, and made drawings in the style of Suprematism.
Nina Genka-Meller died in Kiev in 1954 and was laid down to rest at the Baikovo Cemetery.


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