Bakst, Leon (Rosenberg Lev Samuilovich)

Bakst, Leon (Rosenberg Lev Samuilovich)
   Russian artist. Born in St Petersburg, he was baptized and later returned to Judaism. He was employed by Sergey Diaghilev as chief designer of costumes for his ballets. He had an deep influence on Marc Chagall.

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  • BAKST, LEON — (born Lev Samuilovich Rosenberg; 1864–1924), Russian artist. Born in St. Petersburg, he took the name Leon Bakst to honor his maternal grandfather. In his youth he was baptized but later returned to Judaism. At the age of 15, on the advice of the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bakst, Leon — (Lev Samuilovich Rosenberg) (1867–1924)    Russian artist. Bakst, born in St Petersburg, became famous as the chief decor designer for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris from 1909 onwards. His bright colours and romantic themes drawn from… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Bakst, Léon — orig. Lev Samuilovich Rosenberg born Jan. 27, 1866, St. Petersburg, Russia died Dec. 28, 1924, Paris, France Russian painter and stage designer. He attended the Imperial Academy of Arts at St. Petersburg and studied in Paris. In 1898 he cofounded …   Universalium

  • Bakst, Léon — orig. Lev Samuilovich Rosenberg (27 ene. 1866, San Petersburgo, Rusia–28 dic. 1924, París, Francia). Pintor y diseñador escénico ruso. Estudió en la Academia imperial de artes en San Petersburgo y en París. En 1898 cofundó la revista Mir… …   Enciclopedia Universal