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Construction in Space: Soaring
© the artist's estate / Tate Images. Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Galleries

Construction in Space: Soaring 1930/1985

Naum Gabo (1890–1977)

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Constructions artist in a variety of materials, designer, writer and teacher, born in Bryansk, Russia, as Naum Pevsner, brother of the painter Antoine Pevsner. As a young man he changed his name to Naum Gabo so as not to be confused with his brother. Gabo entered Munich University in 1910 to study medicine, then natural sciences, but also attended art history lectures. In 1912 transferred to an engineering school in Munich, in 1913–14 joining his brother in Paris.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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