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Nathan Altman

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Nathan Altman Biography

Nathan Isaiehvich Altman was born in Vinnitsa, a provincial town in the Malorossiyan part of the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. He lost his father early and had to count only on himself in achieving his goal to became an artist. He studied in Odessa Art School (1902-07), but left it, unsatisfied with the level of teaching. On his return to Vinnitsa, he went on working alone. At the end of 1910, he went to Paris, where he lived for about a year. The trip played an important role in his future career. His natural talent helped Altman to feel and understand the art ideas and trends of his time, and inborn professionalism helped to realize the ideas into artistic and elegant works of art. He was mostly influenced by Picasso and Braque.

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Nathan Altman Bibliography

Nathan Altman. By M. Etkind. M. 1971.

Nathan Altman. Catalogue of Exhibition. M. 1978.

Nathan Altman: Theatre. Cinema. Catalogue. Leningrad. 1978.

The Art and Architecture of Russia (Pelican History Art) by George Heard Hamilton. Yale Univ Pr, 1992.

A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists 1420-1970 by John Milner. Antique Collectors' Club, 1993.

The Russian Avant-Garde: Art and Architecture by Catherine Cooke. St Martins Pr, 1984.

Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde by Yengenia Petrova. Palace Editions, 2003.