6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov. Michael Chekhov.
6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.
6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.
6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.
6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.
6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.
Russian Avant-Garde Drawings

6 Drawings by Michael Chekhov.

1923–1925. A collection of 6 abstract drawings in pencil on 5 leaves. 4 partly watercolored. Signed and dated 1923–1925. Sizes approx. 115 × 170; 115 × 175; 140 × 216; 135 × 205; 135 x 220 mm. Two slightly stained at extremities, one with traces of mounting on verso. Otherwise in fine condition.

6 unique, Avant-Garde drawings.

These Russian Avant-Garde drawings were created by the Russian-American actor, director, and author, Michael Chekhov (1891–1955), a student of Stanislavski. The sketches were presumably made for stage sets at the Moscow Art Theater II, which Chekhov was the director of between 1922 and 1928.

In the late 1920s, he emigrated to Germany, as he was threatened to be arrested for his spiritual interest by the Communist regime. He opened his own studio and taught his method, the use of the “Psychological Gesture”. Stanislavski considered this technique a betrayal of his principles.

In 1942 Chekhov published a book titled On the Technique of Acting, a groundbreaking work for modern theater. He played an important part in the development of the cinema as well: among his students, there were several successful actors, such as Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Quinn, and Clint Eastwood.

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Price: €14,000.00