Bronislavovna Marevna (Vorobyeva-Stebelskaya)

Russia • 1892−1984

1892, Kazan Province - 1984, London


Marevna is a pseudonym invented by M. Gorky in 1912 for Maria Bronislavovna Vorobyeva-Stebelskaya).

She studied at the Tiflis School of Fine Arts (1907-1908), then at the Stroganov School in Moscow (1910). In 1912 she left for Paris, studied at the Academy of I. Suloagi and F. Colarossi. She lived on Montparnasse, in the circle of artists "Hive", the Academy of Maria Vasilyeva. She became a prominent representative of the so-called "Paris School". It was influenced by cubism. After the First World War, she turned to the technique of pointillism, creating a kind of alloy of both directions, interpreted in a decorative spirit. At the same time, she worked for the Irfe fashion house, headed by F. Yusupov and his wife, as well as for the famous couturier Paul Poiret. Her work was bought by a famous collector, commissioner of the Paris police Leon Zamaron.

Since 1912, participated in Paris exhibitions. It was exhibited in the Tuileries Salon, in the Salon of Independents, in the famous Café Rotonda. In 1936 - 1948 She lived in the south of France, in 1948 she moved to England. Marevna's solo exhibitions were regularly held in galleries in Paris and London. In 1992, the Wildenstein Gallery in London hosted the Marevna and Montparnasse exhibition on the centenary of the artist's birth. In 2004, the State Tretyakov Gallery hosted an exhibition of the artist's works.

A large collection of works by Marevna belongs to the Petit Palais Museum (Geneva).

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