Jean Albert Pougny
(1892 - 1956)
Jean Albert Pougny was active/lived in France, Russian Federation, Finland. Jean Pougny is known for abstract painting, sculpture, children's story illustration, set design.
Biography Jean Albert Pougny
Ivan Puni was born in Kuokkala (then Grand Duchy of Finland in the Russian Empire, now Repino in Russia) to a family of Italian origins. He is the grandson of an eminent Italian composer of ballet music, Cesare Pugni.
In 1909-1910 he studied in various workshops, including the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1915 Puni together with the group of avant-garde artists (Aleksandra Ekster, Liubov Popova, Ivan Kliun, Ksenia Boguslavskaya, Olga Rozanova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Nina Genke and others) joined Supremus, a group led by the founder of Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich.
In 1915-1916 Puni, together with other suprematist artists, worked at Verbovka Village Folk Centre.
In 1919 he taught at the Vitebsk Art School under Marc Chaga
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