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Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Pavel Tchelitchew was a Russian-born surrealist painter. He left Russia in 1920 and spent the years 1921 to 1923 in Berlin, where he had considerable success as a designer for the theatre and opera. Tchelitchew lived in Berlin from 1921 to 1923, and moved to Paris in 1923. Exhibiting at the Galerie Druet, he and his associates became known as the Neo-Romantics; he had his first one-man exhibition at the Claridge Gallery, London, in 1928. In 1934, Tchelitchew moved from Paris to New York City.

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Edith Sitwell

by Pavel Tchelitchew
gouache with sand, 1927
NPG 5875


Tilly Losch

by Pavel Tchelitchew
pen and ink and wash, 1933
NPG 5304


Cecil Beaton

by Pavel Tchelitchew
gouache, 1934
NPG 5306