Moses Nappelbaum “Atelier”

The works of Moses Nappelbaum (1869—1958 гг.) cannot be assigned to any particular art movement of the twentieth century. Instantly recognizable, each work reveals the artist’s characteristic approach.
The exhibition presented over one hundred photographic portraits taken by Moses Nappelbaum throughout his life.In addition to demonstrating the creative evolution of one of Russia’s outstanding photographers, the exhibition acted as an encyclopedia of prolific personalities of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union.
The photographs were nestled in sculptural volumes that stretched along a narrow gallery space, framing shades of sepia and grey with a radiant blue.

Architecture: Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn, Vlada Radionova, Jakub Lang
Client: Jewish Museum and Centre for Tolerance
Status: Completed
Location: Moscow
Year: 2014
Photographs provided by The Jewish Museum and Centre for Tolerance

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  •   Nappelbaum’s portraits captured the cultural and political elite of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union, including prolific personalities such as Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Lenin, Alexander Block, Boris Pasternak, Sergei Prokofiev among many others.

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  • Instantly recognizable, each work reveals the artist’s characteristic approach.

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