Aleksandra Ekster


Birthday January 6, 1882

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Russia

DEATH DATE Mar 17, 1949 (67)

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Russian-French painter, graphic artist, and theatrical designer associated with the Futurism, Cubism, and Constructivism movements. She was also a member of the avant-garde group of artists known as Supremus.

Before Fame

She studied painting at Kiev Art School in the early 1900s. Her painting studio became a gathering hub for the intellectual elite of Kiev; she hosted such notables as Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine.


She contributed to the Salon des Independants exhibitions in Paris in 1914.

Family Life

She was born into an upper-class Belarusian family. She married lawyer Nicolas Evgenievich Ekster in 1908.

Associated With

She was a friend of famed artist Pablo Picasso, who also introduced her to Gertrude Stein.