Nikolai Sedelnikov

1905 Moscow – 1994 Moscow

Studies at the School of technical drawing and lithography in Moscow, 1924-25 studied at the WChUTEMAS, the soviet equivalent to the Bauhaus school, under El Lissitzky, Tatlin and Rodtschenko. Sedelnikov is one of the pioneers of new typography of the 1920s-30s in the Soviet Union. Founding member of the constructivist artists‘ association „October“, Moscow 1928, winner of the Golden Medal at the international fair „Pressa“, Cologne 1928, winner of the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition, Paris 1937 and the Golden Medal of the World Exhibition, New York 1939. Participated in international exhibitions as „Die grosse Utopie. Die Russische Avantgarde 1915-1932“, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M. 1992, „Mit voller Kraft. Russische Avantgarde 1910-1934“, Hamburg 2001, „Для голоса! Книга русского авангарда 1910 – 1934“ („For the voice! Book of the Russian Avant-garde 1910-1934“), St. Petersburg 2005, „The Merrill C. Berman Collection“ at the Fudacion Juan March, Madrid 2012. Retrospective at the W. I. Lenin State Library, Moscow 1982.

Recommended literature: Exhibition catalogue „Nikolai Sedelnikov. Avantgarde for Utopia“, with essay by Elena Savenkova, Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munich, 23. October – 30. November 2013