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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Gustav Klutsis

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Born: Gustavs Klucis 
Other: Gustav Gustavovich Klucis 
Other: Gustav Klucis 
Dates:  1895, 4 January - 1944, 26 February
Born:  Latvia, Riga
Died:  Soviet Union, Moscow
Active:  USSR
 
  
Soviet artist and photographer active in the 1920s and 1930s. He was arrested in 1938 and died in captivity in 1944.

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Arrest portrait of Gustav Klutsis 
1938, January
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Fernandez, Horacio (ed.) 2000 Fotografía Pública: Photography in Print 1919-1939 (Aldeasa) p.144-147 [This Spanish exhibition catalogue is one of the best sources for illustrations of photomontage and book design for the period between the two World Wars.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Gustav Klutsis.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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