Sergey Makovsky

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Sergéi Konstantínovich Makovski.

Sergey Konstantinovich Makovsky (Russian: Серге́й Константинович Маковский; 1877—1962) was a poet, arts critic, and organiser of many exhibitions of modern art.


Sergei Constantinovitch Makovskiy was born in 1877, the son of the well-known painter Konstantin Makovsky.

He became a leader of a Russian renaissance in art, organising exhibitions of modern art and writing for several periodicals about new movements in the visual arts, architecture and poetry. From 1909 to 1917 he edited and published the Appolon arts magazine in Saint Petersburg. He also wrote about the significance of Russian Christian icons and in 1914 began a periodical on this subject.

After the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia he went into exile, and continued to publish in Russian his poems and studies of art. In 1955 he published in Russian a memoir, 'Portraits of contemporaries'.

He died in 1962.

Further reading

  • Elena Steinke: Der Briefwechsel zwischen Sergej Makovskij und seiner Schwester Elena Luksch-Makovskaja. 1914-1961. (e-text)