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Maker(s):Stenberg, Georgii Avgustovich
Culture:Russian (1900-1933)
Date Made:1920's
Materials:Brush, india ink and watercolor on laid watermarked paper
Measurements:Sheet: 10 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.; 26.8 x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.254
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Georgii Stenberg became famous as a designer of movie posters, which he created with his brother Vladimir Stenberg. In the 1920s he was associated with the Constructivist movement, and from 1922 until the end of the decade he created stage designs and costumes for Tairov’s Chamber Theater in Moscow. During this period he developed an understanding of Constructivism as design.

The drawing "Extinguish" is probably a theater-related sketch. The Roman numeral II indicates a specific part of a play (such as the second act or scene 2), and on the back it bears fragmentary drawings, perhaps costumes for the play "Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw, which Stenberg designed.
BJ, 2014


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