Eugene Lanceray

Evgeny Lansere (Russian: Евгений Евгеньевич Лансере; * 23 Augustjul / September 4 1875greg in Pavlovsk, .. † September 13, 1946 in Moscow, also Lanssere, Lanceray or Lanceret, first name also Eugene ) was a Russian and Soviet painter, book artist and member of the Artists' Association I Iskusstwa.


Lansere was born into the family of artists Lansere - Benua. His grandfather was the painter Nikolai Benois ( Benua ), his mother's graphic Lansere Yekaterina (born Benois ), his uncle, the painter Alexander Benois ( Benua ), his father was the sculptor Yevgeny Alexandrovich Lansere. Yevgeny Lanseres sister was the painter Zinaida Serebrjakowa, also a member of the Mir Iskusstwa, his brother, the architect Nikolai Lansere.

From 1895 to 1898 attended Yevgeny Lansere the Académie Colarossi and the Académie Julian in France. After traveling through Europe, he returned back to Russia in 1899 and is a member of the Mir Iskusstwa. In 1911 he was head of the State gemstone of Russia in Peterhof. After another stay in Paris 1927-1931, he returned to the Soviet Union 1934-1938, and is active as a teacher at the All-Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad. In 1943 he was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1945 as a People's Artist of the RSFSR.


Under the influence of Alexander and Konstantin Somov Benuas standing, Yevgeny Lansere developed a style that combined the elements of Baroque art with the ornamentation of Art Nouveau. He initially worked primarily as an illustrator of magazines and books, often to historical themes, which he tried to play with documentary precision. He illustrated works by Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Griboyedov, Friedrich Schiller. He also dealt with poster art, industrial and graphic designing postcards.

In the Soviet period, Yevgeny Lansere primarily historicist monumental art turned to, the design of the halls of the Moscow Kazan railway station and the Metro station Komsomolskaya of 2004 demolished hotels Moskva River (near Moscow's Red Square), the Memorial Hall of the Leningrad Academy of the Arts.