Misha Reznikoff


Misha Reznikoff

Misha Reznikoff was an American-Ukrainian artist noted for such pictures as The End of the Horse - Or New Deal (1934) and The Solidity of the Road to Metaphor and Memory (1935) [1]. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1905 and died in New York in 1971[1]. He was married to photographer Genevieve Naylor. From 1940 to 1943, he and Genevieve were sent to Brazil as part of the cultural wing of the Office of Inter-American Affairs [2], a program set by the Roosevelt Administration to promote American goodwill throughout Latin America. Reznikoff used techniques such as décollage and was described by Clement Greenberg as a "frail talent"[3].

References

  1. ^ a b Smithsonian American Art Museum http://americanart.si.edu/search/artist_bio.cfm?StartRow=1&ID=4019
  2. ^ Portrait of Nation Revealed in Photos of Bygone Brazil http://www.columbia.edu/cu/record/archives/vol21/vol21_iss18/record2118.14.html
  3. ^ Greenberg, O'Brien (1993) The Collected Essays and Criticisms University of Chicago Press

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