Mak Paul (1891 -1967).
Under the pseudonym Paul Mac worked a famous cartoonist Pavel Petrovich Ivanov. Graph, stage designer, painter. He received his art education in the 1910s at the private school-studio KF Yuon in Moscow. In 1929 he undertook a trip to Paris and London, where he exhibited his works at the Paris Salon, the Royal Academy and the Leicester Gallery in London. In the mid-1930s, after a brief stay in Athens and Cairo, he moved to Belgium, lived in Brussels. After the Second World War, he took an active part in exhibitions in Belgium: almost every year he held solo exhibitions in Brussels and the surrounding area. He was awarded a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958, where his works were exhibited in the Iranian pavilion. In the work of Mack closely intertwined features of modern art of the early twentieth century and the tradition of Persian miniature. A significant influence on the formation of his individual manner was the work of O. Beardsley, masters of the "World of Art", in particular A. Ya. Golovin, I. Ya. Bilibin and V. M. Vasnetsov. The work of the artist is distinguished by extraordinary decorativeness, color, refinement of the graphic solution. Maca can be attributed to the newly discovered names of Russian art, in Russia his works are little known, and the study of the creative heritage has yet to be made. Some of the artist's works are in the Pushkin Museum. A. Pushkin, St. Petersburg Museum of Theater and Music (former collection of ND and N. Lobanov-Rostovsky).
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