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Борис Анисфельд

catalogue raisonné

Boris Anisfeld

1878 - 1973

Выставки / Exhibitions

 
1900
Ученическая выставка Одесского Художественного Училища [Current exhibition of the Odessa School of Arts], Odessa
 
1903
Отчетная выставка ВХУ при Имп. Академии художеств [Current exhibition of the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts] St. Petersburg
 
1906
Мир искусства
[
World of Art
], St. Petersburg
3-ья Выставка
Союза pусских художников
[3rd Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
], Moscow
Выставка картин и художественной индустрии. Рогожское отделение дамского попечительства о бедных в Москве [Arts and crafts exhibition of Rogoshsky Ladies’ Welfare Society in Moscow]
Salon d’automne
. Exposition de l’art russe, Paris
Russische Kunstausstellung in Berlin
/
Русская художественная выставка в Берлине
[
Russian art exhibition in Berlin
], Kunsthandlung Eduard Schulte, Berlin
 
1906/7
4-ая Выставка
Союза pусских художников
[4th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
],
St. Petersburg                
 
1907
4-я Выставка
Союза pусских художников
[4th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
], Moscow
 
1907/8
5-ая Выставка
Союза pусских художников
[5th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
], Moscow
 
1908
Отчетная выставка ВХУ при Имп. Академии художеств [Current exhibition of the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts], St. Petersburg
Венок
[
Wreath
], St. Petersburg
Secession XXXI (die Kollektion Moderne russische Kunst), Vienna
 
1908/9
6-ая выставка Союза pусских художников [6th Exhibition of the Union of Russian Artists], Moscow
 
1909
6-ая выставка
Союза pусских художников
[6th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
],
St. Petersburg
Отчетная выставка ВХУ при Имп. Академии художеств [Current exhibition of the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts], St. Petersburg
4-ая выставка картин журнала
В мире искусств
[4th exhibition of the magazine
In the World of Arts
], Kiev
 
1909/10
Интернациональная выставка картин, скульптуры, гравюр и рисунков (т.н. 1-ый Салон Владимира Издебского) [Vl. Izdebsky‘s 1st International Art Salon], Odessa
7-ая выставка
Союза pусских художников
[7th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
], Moscow
 
1910
Интернациональная выставка картин, скульптуры, гравюр и рисунков (т.н. 1-ый Салон Владимира Издебского) [Vl. Izdebsky‘s 1st International Art Salon], Kiev
7-ая выставка
Союза pусских художников
[7th Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
],
St. Petersburg
Выставка
Союза pусских художников
[Exhibition of the
Union of Russian Artists
], Киев
 
1911
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Moscow
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], St. Petersburg
 
1912
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], St. Petersburg
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Moscow
 
1913
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Kiev
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], St. Petersburg
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Moscow
 
1914
Baltiska Utstallningens
[
Baltic Exhibition
], Malmö
Благотворительный аукцион, организованный обществом
Мир искусства
[charity auction organized by the
World of Art
], St. Petersburg
 
1915
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Petrograd
Мир искусства
. Выставка этюдов, эскизов и рисунков [
World of Art
, Exhibition of studies, sketches and drawings], Petrograd
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Moscow
(March 1) Аукцион в пользу Еврейского комитета по оказанию помощи жертвам войны [Auction of the Jewish Committee for the benefit of war victims], Petrograd
(April 14)
Мир искусства
. Художественный аукцион картин, рисунков, гравюр и литографий старых и новых мастеров в пользу русских художников, бедствующих в настоящее время в Париже [
World of Art
. Auction of Old and New Masters’ Paintings, Drawings, Etchings, and Lithographs for the benefit of indigent Russian artists in Paris], Petrograd
(Oktober 24) Аукцион художественных произведений, собранных Н. Е. Добычиной в пользу лазарета деятелей искусства [Auction of works of art, gathered by N. E. Dobychina for the benefit of the infirmary of artists], Petrograd
Памятники русского театра из собрания Л. И. Жевержеева
, выставленные в пользу лазарета школы народного искусства Ея Величества государыни императрицы Александры Федоровны [
Works for theatre from the collection of L. I. Sheversheev
, exhibited for the benefit of HIH Alexandra Fedorovna’s school of folk art], Petrograd    
 
1916
Выставка картин русских и польских художников. Галерея Лемерсье [Exhibition of pictures by Russian and Polish painters, Lemercier Gallery], Moscow
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Petrograd
 
1917
Мир Искусства
[
World of Art
], Petrograd
Выставка картин и скульптуры художников евреев. Галерея Лемерсье [Exhibition of pictures and sculptures by Jewish artists, Lemercier Gallery], Moscow
 
1918/20
The Boris Anisfeld Exhibition
(itinerant: Brooklyn Museum, Boston Art Club, Albright Art Gallery Buffalo, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Art, St. Louis City Art Museum, San Francisco Palace of Honor, The Art Institute of Chicago)
 
1919
Kingore Galleries, New York
 
1921
World of Art
at Galerie La Boëtie, Paris
L‘art russe
(1765 – 1921) Galerie Devambez & Co., Paris
 
1922
2nd International Watercolor Exhibition
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1924
The Boris Anisfeld Exhibition
(itinerant: Baltimore School of Art, Reinhardt Gallery New York, Boston Art Club)
The Boris Anisfeld Exhibition
, The Arts Club of Chicago
Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Boris Anisfeld
, Worcester Art Museum (travelling afterwards to Boston Art Club and Twentieth Century Club)
 
1924/25
Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Boris Anisfeld
, Boston Art Club and Twentieth Century Club
 
1925
Boris Anisfeld and Alexander Archipenko
, The Arts Club of Chicago
Russian Exhibition Pittsburgh
The Art Institute of Chicago (monographic show)
 
1926
The Arts Club of Chicago (monographic show)
39th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Sesquicentennial Exhibition
, Philadelphia
 
1927
7th International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Miniatures
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Выставка театрально-декорационного искусства 1917 – 1927 гг. в залах Академии художеств [Exhibition of Russian Stage Designs 1917 – 1927 at the Academy of Arts], Leningrad
 
1927/28
The Art Institute of Chicago (monographic show)
 
1928
Exhibition of Paintings by Boris Anisfeld
, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo
41st Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
8th International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Miniatures
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1929
42nd Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1930
10th International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Miniatures
, The Art Institute of Chicago The Toledo Museum of Art Exhibition, Toledo, Ohio
 
1931
International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Miniatures
, The Art Institute of Chicago
44th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1932
Contemporary Russian painting and Sculpture: Realism to Surrealism
, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware
12th International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Monotypes
, The Art Institute of Chicago
International Exhibition of Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings and Miniatures
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Theatre in Art
, Sidney Ross Gallery, New York (22 East 55 Street)
Great Lakes Exhibition
(organized by the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy - Albright Art Gallery, itinerant: Buffalo, Rochester, Toronto, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee)
 
1933
45th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1934
A Century of Progress. International Exhibition of Contemporary Prints
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1935
Exhibition of Chicago Artists
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1937/38
48th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1938
17th Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
, The Art Institute of Chicago
49th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1939
Ballets Russes de Diaghilew 1909 à 1929
, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
18th Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1940
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
, The Art Institute of Chicago
19th Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1941/42
52nd Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1942
53th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1944
54th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1945
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1945/46
55th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1946
Painting in the United States
(Fall Exhibition), Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
 
1947
Painting in the United States
(Fall Exhibition), Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
 
1948
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Painting in the United States
(Fall Exhibition), Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
 
1949
School of Art of the Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. (monographic show)
Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
, The Art Institute of Chicago
Painting in the United States
(Fall Exhibition), Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
 
1954
Dweller Gallery, New York (monographic show)
 
1955
The Diaghilev Exhibition
, Forbes House, London
 
1956
Anna Pavlova et la danse de son temps
, Bibliotheque-musée de l’Opera, Paris
 
1957
The American Stage
, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 
1958
Boris Anisfeld Retrospective Exhibition
, The Art Institute of Chicago
 
1965
6th Annual Religious Art Show
, Baptist Graduate Student Center, Chicago
 
1966
7th Annual Religious Art Show
, Baptist Graduate Student Center, Chicago
 
1967
8th Annual Religious Art Show
, Baptist Graduate Student Center, Chicago
 
1967/69
Russian Stage and Costume Design
, A Loan Exhibition from the Lobanov-Rostovsky, Oenslager and Riabov Collections, International Exhibitions Foundation, itinerant
 
1968
The Decorative Idealism of Boris Anisfeld: Designs for Ballet, Opera and Theater 1905 – 1926
, Vincent Astor Gallery, Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, New York
 
1969
Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909 – 1929
, a l’Ancienne Douane, Strassbourg
Die Szene der russischen Diagilew-Balette 1909 – 1929
, Jahrhunderthalle der Farbwerke Hoechst, Frankfurt am Main
 
1970
Annual Religious Art Show
, Baptist Graduate Student Center, Chicago
 
1971
Boris Anisfeldt. Twenty Years of Designs for the Theater
. Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
 
1972/74
Diaghilev and Russian Stage Designs
, A Loan Exhibition of Stage and Costume Designs from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky, International Exhibition Foundation, Washington, DC
 
1975
CССР – Франция. 50 лет дипломатических отношений
[
Soviet Union – France. 50 Years of diplomatic relations
], Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
 
1979
Diaghilev. Les Ballets Russes
, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris Paris – Moscou, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Boris Anisfeld 1879 – 1973. The Early Works / Theater Sketches
, The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Ct.
 
1979/80
Paintings of Boris Anisfeld and a Selection of His Designes for Ballet and Opera
, Adler Fine Arts, New York
 
1981
Moscow – Paris
, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
 
1981/82
Boris Anisfeld 1879 – 1973. Retrospective Exhibition
, Gilman Galleries, Chicago
Mir Iskusstva. Il Mondo dell’Arte: Artisti Russi dal 1898 al 1924
, Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli- Cortes, Naples
 
1982
Выставка новых поступлений
[
New Acquisitions
] 1970 – 1980, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
 
1982/84
Russian Stage Design. Scenic Innovation 1900 – 1930 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky
, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
 
1984
Boris Anisfeld in St. Petersburg 1901 – 1917
, Shepherd Gallery, New York
 
1985
Произведения русских художников XVII – начала XX века из собрания И.С. Зильберштейна
[
Works of Russian artists from XVII to early XXth century from the collection of I.S. Silberstein
], Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
 
1987
С.П.Дягилев и художественная культура.
К 115-летию со дня рождения С.П.Дягилева
[
S.P. Diaghilev and art
], State Museum of Art, Perm
 
1988
Актерское искусство 19 в. в России
[
Dramatic art in 19th c. Russia
], А. A. Bachrushin State Theatre Museum, Moscow
 
1989
Балет Петербурга Петрограда Ленинграда
[
Ballet of Petersburg, Petrograd, and Leningrad
],
The State Museum of Theatre and Music, Leningrad
Русский театр 19 в.
[
Russian 19th century theatre
], А. A. Bachrushin State Theatre Museum, Moscow
100 Years of Russian Ballet: 1830-1930
, Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, New York
 
1989/90
Boris Anisfeld “Fantast – mystic”
(itinerant: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Laurentian University Museum & Art Centre, Sudbury; Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin, St. Tomas; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound)
 
1990
Символизм в России
[
Symbolism in Russia
].
1890 – 1930
. From private collections, Collectors’ club at the Soviet Fund of Culture, Мoscow
100 Years of Russian Ballet, 1830  - 1930
, itinerant
 
1991
L’art du ballet en Russie
, Opéra de Paris Garnier
 
1994
B. Anisfeld 1879 – 1973
. St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
Памяти И.Е. Репина
[
In memory of I. E. Repin
], Regional Art Museum, Tomsk
 
1996
Символизм в России
[
Symbolism in Russia
], State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Diaghilev: Creator of the Ballets Russes
, Barbican Art Gallery London
 
1997
B. Anisfeld 1879 – 1973
.  Alma Gallery, Lima, OH, Canzani Gallery, Columbus, OH and the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Русские сезоны Сергея Дягилева
[
Russian Seasons of Sergei Diaghilev
], St. Petersburg Theatre Library
 
1997/98
Design, Dance and Music of the Ballets Russes 1909 – 1929
, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Ct.- Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo – Shiga Museum of Art, Shiga, Japan
 
1998
«Мир искусства». К столетию выставки русских и финляндских художников 1898 года
[
„World of Art“. Celebrating 100 years of the 1898 exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists
], State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, and Ateneum, Helsinki
 
1999
Сергей Дягилев. Пермь - Петербург – Париж
[
Sergei Diaghilev. Perm – Petersburg – Paris
], Art Museum, Ekaterinburg
Дар Русскому музею
[
A gift to the Russian Museum
], State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Русское искусство XVIII – начала XX века. Новые поступления. Живопись
[
Russian Art from XVIIIth  to early XXth cetury. New acquisitions. Painting
], State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
 
2000
Русское искусство XVIII – начала XX века. Новые поступления. Рисунок. Портретная миниатюра. Гравюра
[
Russian Art from XVIIIth to early XXth cetury. New acquisitions. Drawings. Portrait miniatures. Prints
], State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Le Symbolisme Russe
, Bordeaux, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
 
2001
Русская живопись из собрания Томского областного художественного музея
[
Russian painting from The Regional Art Museum, Tomsk
], Art Museum, Novosibirsk
Сказка в России
[
Fairy Tale in Russia
], State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Борис Анисфельд. Boris Anisfeld
, Museum of Contemporary Art in Neglinnaya Street, Moscow
 
2001/02
Петербург Анны Ахматовой и искусство Серебряного века
[
Achmatova’s Petersburg and the art of the Silver Age
], Archangelsk and Vologda
 
2002
Sehnsucht und Aufbruch. Der russische Symbolismus
, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz
 
2003
Serge Diaghilev
, State Museum of Art, Perm
 
2003/04
Boris Anisfeld. Paintings and Stage Designs, 1906 – 1926
, Art Gallery of The Graduate Center. The City University of New York
 
2004
100 и 10 шедевров
[
One hundred and ten masterworks
], А. A. Bachrushin State Theatre Museum, Moscow
В.Мейерхольд и Германия
[
V. Meyerhold and Germany
], А. A. Bachrushin State Theatre Museum, Moscow
Женская модель в творчестве русских художников конца XIX - начала XX в. из собрания Музея- квартиры И. Бродского
[
The Female sitter in works by Russian artists of the late XIXth and early XXth centuries from the I. Brodsky Memorial Museum
], Museum of the Academy of Arts,
St. Petersburg
Masterpieces of the National Art Museum of Belorus
, Minsk. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
 
2005
Наследие серебряного века. Борис Анисфельд: магия цвета
[
Heritage of the Silver Age. Boris Anisfeld: Magic of Color
], State Museum of Art, Perm
Театральная сказка
[
Theatre Fairy Tale
], Theatre Library, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg 1900
, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
 
2005/06
Le Symbolisme Russe / La Rose Bleu
, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
 
2006
Русский символизм. Голубая Роза
[
Russian Symbolism. The Blue Rose
], State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Россия & СССР. Искусство, литература, театр в 1905-1940 гг.
[
Russia & USSR. Art, Literature, Theatre 1905 – 1940
], Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Золотой век русского театрa
[
The Golden age of Russian theatre
], А. A. Bachrushin State Theatre Museum, Moscow
От символизма к авангарду. Коллекция Марины Салиной и Сергея Кривошеева
[
From Symbolism to Avant-garde. From the Collection of Marina Salina and Sergei Krivosheev
],  Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Private Collections, Moscow
 
2007
Modern Masterpieces from Moscow. Russian Jewish Artists 1910 - 1940
. Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
A World of Stage
, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Works on paper from the estate of Boris Anisfeld 1879 – 1973
, Shepherd & Derom Galleries, New York
Двадцатый век в образах женщин
[
Women of the 20th century
], KGallery, St. Petersburg
 
2008
Время собирать...
/
A Time to Gather…
, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg  and New York
Russland 1900. Kunst und Kultur im Reich des letzten Zaren
, Darmstadt
Danser vers la Gloire - l’age d’or des Ballets Russes
, Sotheby’s, Paris, 17 - 23 september 2008
Boris Anisfeld: Watercolours, Oils and Sculptures
, MacDougall's, London, 22 September-31 October 2008
 
2008/09
American Artists from the Russian Empire
(itinerant: University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)
 
2009
Design for Performance
, Cincinnati Art Museum and Columbus College of Art and Design
Маэстрия пера
[
The Magic of a plume
], State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Художник в зеркале сцены
.
Первая половина ХХ века. Театральная коллекция В. Соляникова
[
The Artist and his Scene. The 1st half of the 20th century. V. Solyanikov’s theatre collection
], Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Private Collections, Moscow
В. Мейерхольд-актер. Актер в театре В.Мейерхольда
[
V. Meyerhold as an actor. Actor in Meyerhold’s theatre
], V. Meyerhold memorial museum, Moscow
Etonne-moi: The Ballets Russes and the Art of the New
, Boston University, Boston
Feast of Wonders. Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
[
Видение танца: Сергей Дягилев и русские балетные сезоны
], The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
 
2010
Два цвета радуги – двух судеб отраженье. Произведения армянской и русской живописи из музеев Армении
[
Works of Armenian and Russian Art from Fine Art Museums of Armenia], Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
, Museum of Private Collections, Moscow