Serge Poliakoff in his studio, 1958, modernism, tachisme

Serge Poliakoff

Russian Federation 1906 - 1969

Tachisme, Modernism

Serge Poliakoff
Serge Poliakoff
Russian Federation
August 20, 2013

Serge Poliakoff was a Russian-born French modernist painter, known for his involvement with the European expressionist Taschisme movement and the CoBrA group.

Born in Moscow in 1906, the artist fled his native country during the Russian Revolution in 1917. For the next six years, Poliakoff made his way from Constantinople to Paris, supporting himself by playing the guitar. Serge finnaly settled in Paris, where he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.