Behteev Vladimir Georgievich (1878, Moscow – 1871, Moscow).
Honoured Art Worker of the USSR (1968).
He got a military education. Resigned, he attended the private studio of Ya. Tsioglinsky. Since 1902 to 1914 he lived in Munich, where he was one of the founding members of the New Munich Artists Association. He traveled in France, Italy, Tunis. He participated in the first exhibition of the Jack of Diamonds society, Izdebsky’s Salons, Sturm gallery in Berlin; exhibited with the masters of the Blue Rider society.
He was the art director of the First State Circus in Moscow. In the 1920-1930-es he worked in the field of book illustration. He illustrated The Phoenician Ship and Fires on the Burial Mounds by V. Yan (1928-30), Daphnis and Chloe by Long (1933), Mademoiselle du Maupin by Théophile Gautier (1932-33), Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (1937).
He aslo made unrelated drawings in ink and watercolour. The artist had several one-man shows in Moscow, Leningrad, and Kiev in the 1950-1960-es. In 1966, Bekhteev participated in the Blue Rider exhibition in Leningrad and Munich.
His works are in the Tretyakov State Gallery, the State Russian Museum, in museums in Berlin, Hamburg, Stettin, Stockholm.
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