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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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Pavel Tchelitchew

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x40378


Pavel Tchelitchew with his painting 'Phenomena' at Tooth's Gallery

by Reg Sayers, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 15 June 1938
NPG x135106