Ignatiy Nivinskiy

A representative of restrospective-romantic symbolism, an artist and master in graphics, Ignatiy Nivinskiy was born 31 December 1880. In 1898 graduated from the Stroganov Artistic-Industrial School where he taught till the year 1905. In 1903-1904 he went to Italy with an architect I.V.Joltovsky, then he worked as an assistant in his workshop and created a number of neoclassic architecture proects. In 1910 he again went to Italy with an architect P.I.Klein. In 1911 he learned the etching technique under R.N.Raman-Gamon, V.V.Mathe’s student. During his third Italian trip (1912) he drew a number of landscapes directly on etching boards. Took part in the exhibitions of “Mir Iskusstva” and “Four Arts”, worked with stage decorations and created  monumental-decorative historic masterpieces – M.A. Chekhov “Erik XIV” staged by A.Strindberg (1st studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, 1921), Rossini’s“The Barber of Seville” (Stanislavskiy Opera House, 1933) and a number of other plays. Togetheer with E.Vakhtangov he staged “Turandot” (artist, 3rd studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, 1922). Ignatiy Nivinsky died 27 October 1933.

Turandot, 1922
Merimee’s Comedies, 1924
Marion de Lorm, 1926