Siegfriedovich Benouade de Stetto

Switzerland • 1896−1979

(1896, St. Petersburg. – 1979, Geneva)

The son of architect Gregory (Siegfried) Levi and Clara Alexandrovna Benois, sister of Alexander Alexandrovich Benois (Horse). In 1912-1916, he studied at the Drawing school society for the encouragement of arts, A. A. Rylov; in 1918-1920 – at the architectural Department of the State free art studios in Petrograd. In 1921 he emigrated to Finland and Germany to Switzerland. In 1923 he adopted his mother's surname. From 1924 he lived in Paris from 1926 in Berlin, 1929 in Geneva. She worked as a theatre decorator (including with Director max Reinhardt in Berlin), master of industrial design; he created sketches-cardboards for carpets. He painted portraits, architectural landscapes (a series of watercolors of Paris – 1953), still life on a Russian theme (1943-1946) and the attributes of the arts, sanguine work with animals. Since the beginning of the 1950s, wrote "Structure", part of which was shown at the world exhibition in Brussels in 1958. In the 1960s, continued research in the field of abstract art.

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