Alexander (Alexandre) Ivanov
(1950 - 1996)
Alexander (Alexandre) Ivanov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Alexander Ivanov is known for painting.
Biography Alexander (Alexandre) Ivanov
Alexander Ivanov was born in Leningrad (St.Petersburg), Russia in 1950. As a child he spent much of his time in the Hermitage Museum viewing classical and ancient Russian art and by the age of 11 he began to experiment with painting. At age 16, Ivanov began his studies at the Leningrad Art and Graphic School where he received his classical training. His love of 60s jazz music and the influences of Chagall that began to be reflected in his work caused problems with tutors and officials.
Given the social and political climate in Russia at the time, Formalism and individualism would not be tolerated; Socialist realism was the only accepted form of art. Unable to live with the repression of individual expression,
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