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Mikhail Mordkin (1881-1944)

Mikhail Mordkin (1881-1944)
Title
Mikhail Mordkin (1881-1944)
Date 
ca. 1910
Medium 
Bronze painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 21 x 10 in. ( 59.7 x 53.3 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1954.25
Marks 
inscriptions: signed under proper left arm: "MALVINA HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label 
Mordkin, a native of Moscow, Russia, was a celebrated ballet dancer and the partner of Anna Pavlova. He first came to the United States in the 1909-10 season when he and Pavlova introduced the Russian ballet to American audiences. After the revolution in 1917 he was placed in charge of the Soviet Opera House, but in 1924 he fled to find asylum in the United States. He settled in New York and organized his own ballet troupe which was later called the Ballet Theatre of New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group