(b Tiraspol, Moldova, 3 June 1881; d Fontenay-aux-Roses,
nr Paris, 10 May 1964).
Russian painter, stage designer, printmaker, illustrator, draughtsman and
writer of Moldovan birth. He was a leader of the Russian avant-garde
before World War I but came to prominence in the West through his work for
Serge Diaghilev and the BALLETS RUSSES. During the 1920s he played a
significant role within the Ecole de Paris and continued to live and work
in France until his death.