Druni Lev Aleksandrovich

Name/Title : Druni Lev Aleksandrovich
Years : 1894 - 1948
Biography :
He was born on July 8, 1894 in Malaya Vishera of the Novgorod province. His father was the architect A.A. Bruni, uncle - artist N.A. Bruni. He studied in Petersburg in school – studio of M.K. Tenisheva from 1904 to 1909. From 1909 to 1912 he studied in the Higher Art College of AKH at F.A. Rubo and N.S .Samokish, then - in the J.F. Tsionglinsky’s studio. In 1912 he left to Paris where he continued to learn in R. Zhyulian's academy and at J.-P. Lorans. Since 1915 he participated in exhibitions the "World of art", "Makovets" and others. L.A. Bruni was the author of numerous water-colour landscapes and animal’s drawings. Book graphic arts occupied the impotant place in his creativity. He drew for magazines "Voice of a life" (1915), "Tops" (1915), "30 days" (1934), he illustrated M. Servantes, A.M. Gorky, M.M. Prishvin, Nizamy, A. Myusse's works and others. In 1935 he headed studio of monumental painting of Academy of architecture over which he supervised up to the end of his life. In the 1930s L.A. Bruni worked above frescos for the Museum of protection of motherhood and infancy (together with V.A. Favorsky), for pavilion VSKHV, he painted a wall of a winter garden of the Central pioneers house. He painted a plafond of auditorium in TsTSA. In 1940 he participated in competition for creation of a new plafond for the Bolshoi theatre. L.A. Bruni was engaged in teaching activity. From 1920 to 1921 he worked in College of technical drawing in Petrograd. From 1923 to 1930 he worked in VKHUTEIN in Moscow. From 1930 to 1933 he worked in the Moscow textile institute. From 1931 to 1938 he worked in the Moscow institute of the fine arts. In 1924 L.A.Bruni was given a rank of Professor. L.A.Bruni's works were exhibited at exhibitions in Berlin (1922), in Venice (1924), in Paris (1925), in Tokyo (1927); in Russia: 1916 - in "Shop" - Exhibition Moscow Petersburg Artists Association. The personal exhibition was in Moscow in 1925. L.A. Bruni died on February 26, 1948 in Moscow. Posthumous exhibitions took place in 1956 and in 1958 in Moscow.