Leontievna Benoit (Ustinov)

France • 1896−1975

Biography and information

( 1896, St. Petersburg. – 1975, Illich, Gloucestershire, England)

Daughter Of Leonty Benois. He studied at the New art Studio with A. E. Yakovlev and V. I. Shukhaev; at Petrograd free art educational workshops. From 1920 lived in England. He painted landscapes of England, Ireland, France, Italy, still lifes, flowers. Worked as a theatre designer, book Illustrator.

Son is actor, Director, playwright Peter Ustinov (1921-2004). Grandson, the sculptor Igor Ustinov (b. 1956).