Alexandra Exter collection

Collection Data

Exter, Alexandra (Costume designer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1882 - 1949 (Approximate)
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ+ n.c. 26,101
Costume design -- Soviet Union
Dance -- Exhibitions -- New York (State)
Costume design drawings
Set design drawings
Screen prints
Biographical/historical: Alexandra Exter, 1882-1949, was a Ukrainian-born painter and designer active in Russia and France. In the course of developing her own artistic style, she took part in various avant-garde art movements, among them Futurism and Constructivism, and is considered a co-founder of the Art Deco movement, suggestions of which appear in this costume design. She designed sets and costumes for Alexander Tairov's Kamerny (Chamber) Theatre and for dancer-choreographer Bronislava Nijinska, the sister of Vaslav Nijinsky, in post-revolutionary Russia. In 1924 she and her husband moved to Paris, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a8792c0-c6cd-012f-7f55-58d385a7bc34
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