Lakhovsky Arnold Borisovich
Pseudonyms,autonyms and aliases: Aaron Berkovich 1880–1937  

Лаховский, Арнольд Борисович


LAKHOVSKY Arnold Borisovich (Aaron Berkovich)

January 15, 1880 (Chernobyl, Kiev province) — January 7, 1937 (New York)

Painter, graphic artist

Arnold Lakhovsky finished Odessa Art School (1902), where he studied under the guidance of K. K. Kostandi, G. A. Ladyzhensky, and L. D. Iorini. In 1902–1904 he studied at the Art Academy in Munich, in 1904–1909 and 1911–1912 — at the Higher Art School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under the Imperial Academy of Arts, at studios of I. E. Repin (since 1907), A. A. Kiselev (1909), N. N. Dubovsky (1911–1912). In 1912 he was conferred the title of artist for the painting The Last Rays.

Lakhovsky lived in Palestine (1909–1911), St. Petersburg (Petrograd, since 1911). In early 1910s he visited Italy, France, Belgium, in 1917 — Erzurum, Trabezon, and Tiflis. He worked in Pskov, Tver, Finland.

Lakhovsky worked as a landscape, portrait and genre painter. He taught at Bezalel art school in Jerusalem (1909–1911) and at the Higher Women’s Architectural Courses in St. Petersburg (1912–1914). As an illustrator he collaborated with the magazine Petrogradand publishing house Raduga (“Rainbow”). In 1925 he designed books by K. I. Chukovsky. His works were reproduced in magazines Niva (“Field”), Ogonek (“Little Fire”), Vershina (“Height”), Solnze Rossii (“The Sun of Russia”) and others.

Since 1907 Lakhovsky participated in exhibitions. He exposed his works at the spring Exhibitions in the halls of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1908, 1911, 1913, 1914), at the V. A. Izdebsky’s Salon, exhibitions of the Society of Russian Watercolorists (1910), the Society of South Russian Artists (1910), the 11th International Exhibition of Art in Venice (1914), the exhibitions of the New Society of Artists (1912–1915), the Society of Independent Artists (19160 and others. He was a member and an exhibitor of the A. I. Kuindzhi Society of Artists (since 1915), Jewish Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1916–1918), the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (TPKhV, 1912–1918, since 1916 — member).

After the October Revolution, Lakhovsky was an active participant of the House of Arts in Petrograd. In 1911 personal exhibition of the artist was held in Petrograd. He exposed his works at the 1st state free exhibition of artworks in Petrograd (1919), at exhibitions of the association Obshchina Khudozhnikov (“Artist Community”, 1921), Mir Iskusstva (“World of Art”, 1922, 1924), Shestnadtsat (“Sixteen”, 1922–1924), the Association of the artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR, 1924–1925), and the Travelling Exhibition of Soviet Art in the United States (1924–1925).


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