Lanskoy: A Russian painter in Paris exhibition at Lille Métropole Museum


VILLENEUVE D’ ASCQ- For the first time in a French museum, the exhibition Lanskoy, un peintre russe à Paris (Lanskoy, a Russian painter in Paris) presents a large-scale retrospective of the work of André Lanskoy. The museum owns a unique and exceptional collection of the artist’s works (some sixty figurative paintings and about ten abstract works), built up by Roger Dutilleul and Jean Masurel, who donated the modern art collection to LaM and who championed Lanskoy from the 1920s onwards. Through more than 150 works from various public and private collections, the exhibition shows the full diversity of Lanskoy’s work, emphasising the variety of media: paintings, gouaches and collages, as well as books, fabrics, tapestries and mosaics.Andrei Michailovitch Lanskoy, born in Moscow in 1902, arrived in Paris in 1921. He was self-taught and painted continuously, asking advice from Mikhaïl Larionov,