Person    | Male  Born 1901  Died 1978

Alexis Kow

Categories: Art, Sculpture

Countries: France, Russia

From Velocetoday we learn: Kow was born near St. Petersburg as Alexis Kojewnikow (or Kogeynikow) and was studying in Switzerland when the 1917 Russian revolution happened. He went on to Paris where his artistic talent was discovered and in 1922 he created his first advertisements for Panhard et Levassor. Kow specialized in automobile advertising but did also do some sculpture. That site has some photos of Kow's wife and daughter (and lots of his splendid artwork) but no picture of the man himself so we have used one of his auto ads instead. You can see the stylistic symilarity with the Lenin bust.

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Alexis Kow

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Lenin - Holford Gardens - bust

This memorial was given to the people of Finsbury by the Russian Embassy in L...

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Other Subjects

Flower Fairy Books

Flower Fairy Books

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Fiction, Art, Literature

1 memorial
Samuel Palmer (artist)

Samuel Palmer (artist)

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Person, Art

1 memorial
Mabel Dearmer

Mabel Dearmer

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Person, Art, Literature, Theatre, Balkans

War dead, WW1
2 memorials
David Hockney

David Hockney

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Person, Art, Seriously Famous, USA

2 memorials
Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

Painter. Born Berlin. In 1933 his family moved with him to England to escape the Nazis. Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Clement.

Person, Art, Germany

1 memorial