• André Lanskoy (André Michailovitch) born in Moscow in 1902 was the son of a Count. Having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of St.Petersburg, Lanskoy joined the White Army in the Russian Revolution in 1919, as a result of which he soon found himself in exile, which lead him to Paris in 1921.

    There he initially associated mainly with fellow Russian painters Soutine, Bart, and Térechkovitch with whom he held an exhibition at Galerie La Licorne in 1923. The following year he was invited to exhibit with Delaunay, Survage and Zadkine, at Galerie Carmine.

    Further success followed when he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and was noticed by the collector Wilhelm Uhde who proceeded to acquire Lanskoy’s entire artistic output for the next two years. Uhde also introduced Lanskoy to Galerie Bing, at 20 rue La Boétie, where he subsequently signed a contract and held his first one-man exhibition, from which several museums purchased work.

    The artist is represented in many museums including the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris;

    Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museums of Modern Art of Antwerp, Mannheim, Philadelphia, Toledo, Colmar, Grenoble, Lille, Tourcoing, Le Havre, Saint-Etienne, Villeneuve-d’Asq and Mulhouse.

    He died in 1976.