The Museum of Avant-garde

Naum Gabo

Russia (1890—1977)
After studying art, engineering, philosophy, medicine and science, Gabo moved from Munich to Italy and France, where he visited his brother Pevsner and met Archipenko. After his Cubist early work, he started to get closer to Constructivism but soon directed his interests to pure art and distanced himself from any political propaganda. From 1920 he taught at the VKhUTEMAS, where he wrote with his brother the Realistic Manifesto. In 1922 he moved to Berlin and worked with Moholy-Nagy and taught at the Bauhaus. In 1932 he moved to Paris, where he joined the Abstraction-Création group. From 1936 to 1946 he lived in England, bringing Constructivism there but left for US, being commissioned several pieces, some of them never completed.