Favorite Artists: Aleksandr Golovin
Aleksandr Golovin (also spelled Alexander Golovin) was born in Russia in 1863. He studied architecture and painting, but he had little money when he graduated and was forced to enter trade as an interior painter and decorator. He tried his hand at other artistic endeavors, including a stint in furniture design. In 1900, he and his fellow artist friend Konstantin Korovin joined in the design of the Russian pavilion for the Paris World's Fair, and a year later he found his niche when he moved to St. Petersburg and became a stage designer. He worked with well-known innovators of the Russian stage until his death in 1930.