Ivan Puni, circa 1920
Ivan Puni or Puny (Jean Pougny, Russian: Иван Пуни; 1894 - 1956) was a Russian avant-garde artist (Suprematist, Cubo-Futurist).
Ivan Puni was born in Kuokkala, Finland to a
family of Italian origins;
In 1909-1910 he studied in various workshops, including the Académie Julian in Paris. He is the
grandson of the famous Italian composer of ballet music Cesare
In 1915 Puni together with the group of avant-garde artists (Aleksandra Ekster, Liubov Popova, Ivan
Kliun, Ksenia Boguslavskaya, Olga
Rozanova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Nina Genke and others) joined Supremus a
group led by the founder of Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich.
In 1915-1916 Puni, together with other suprematist artists, worked at
Verbovka Village Folk Centre.
In 1919 he taught at the Vitebsk Art School under Marc
He was married to Ksenia Boguslavskaya.
Ivan Puni died in Paris in 1956.
Portrait of Artist's Wife, 1914
- ^ Kuokkala
: 1894 births
| 1915 deaths
| Russian avant-garde
| Russian artists