Konstantin Melnikov

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Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov  1890 – 1974 was a Russian architect and painter. His architectural work, compressed into a single decade (1923–33), placed Melnikov on the front end of 1920s avant-garde architecture. Although associated with the Constructivists, Melnikov was an independent artist, not bound by the rules of a particular style or artistic group. In 1930s, Melnikov refused to conform with the rising Stalinist architecture withdrew from practice and worked as a portraitist and teacher until the end of his life. ( via wiki)

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