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George
Alexandrovich Lapshin

Russia 
1885−1950
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Was born in Moscow. In the early 1900s studied at the Stroganov school. From 1906 to 1909 he lived in Paris, he studied under F. Cormon and J. Lermitte. After returning to Moscow, took part in the exhibition of the group of Independent (1910), became the founder and permanent participant of exhibitions of "Free art" (1911 – 1917). In 1918 – 1922 works were exhibited in Moscow on the 1st and 2nd exhibitions of paintings of the Professional Union of painters in Moscow (1918), the 2nd State exhibition of paintings (1919), 47-th exhibition TPHV (1922) and on the 1-St Russian art exhibition in Berlin (1922). In 1924 he moved to Paris. Painted impressionistic landscapes, flowers and still lifes. Was in operas for Opera (1935), the Barcelona Opera and the Lithuanian state theatre. Developed the scenery for the Paris music hall Folies Bergere and the night cabaret til Monte-Carlo. Exhibited in the salons: Independent (1925 – 1940), Islands of French artists (1929). Participated in a Large exhibition of Russian art in Belgrade (1930). Exhibited in Paris, nice, Cannes, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin. Was a party Russian charity evenings and a member of Turgenev's artistic Islands. Travelled through the South of France and Italy.

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