Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924

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Russian artist.

From the description of Léon Bakst autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1922 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 528674978

Ballet, theater and opera designer, and artist Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was born in Grodno, Russia and studied art in St. Petersburg and in Paris. Some of Bakst's best-known works were for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He died at his home in Paris.

From the guide to the Leon Bakst designs, ca. 1911-1923, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Artist.

From the description of Léon Bakst papers, 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449539

Russian born Leon Bakst was best known for the sets and costumes he designed for the Ballet Russes in Paris.

From the description of Set design for Apotheose, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 699497278

Costume designer and painter.

From the description of Letter, Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81478190

Ballet, theater and opera designer, and artist Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was born in Grodno, Russia and studied art in St. Petersburg and in Paris.

Some of Bakst's best-known works were for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He died at his home in Paris.

From the description of Leon Bakst designs, ca. 1911-1923. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 667589556

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referencedIn Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. Scrapbook: Clippings and announcements, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Fonds Spessivtzeva [microform]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Letter, Jan. 28. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866?-1924. Léon Bakst papers, 1923. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Letter, 1918 Feb. 16, [n.p.], to George Wague, [n.p.] [1] p. on 1 fold. l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Set design for Apotheose, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Letter, [n.d.], Nice, to George Wague, [n.p.] [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Ekstrom Collection: Diaghilev and Stravinsky Foundation, 1902-1984 V&A Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn M. Knoedler & Co. M. Knoedler & Co. exhibition catalogs, [undated] and 1912-1922. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Letter, 1919 May 12, [Paris], to [George] Wague, [n.p.] [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Ivor Novello Stage and Film Collection, 1910s-1951 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev: Manuscripts and objects, 1908-1969 (inclusive), 1908-1929 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nikita D.,. Lobanov-Rostovsky collection of slides of Russian scenery and costume designs, 1884-1965. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar Collection, 1750-1950, (bulk 1890-1929) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn De Lustrac, Philippe [clippings]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Leon Bakst designs, ca. 1911-1923. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Jeux : poeme danse de Nijinsky / musique de Claude Debussy ; partition pour piano reduite par l'auteur. Yale University Library
referencedIn Clarence McGehee collection on Ruth St. Denis, ca. 1908-1937 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
creatorOf Crain, W. H. W.H. Crain Costume and Scenic Design Collection ca. 1650-1993 (bulk 1900-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev, 1909-1956 (inclusive), 1909-1914 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn W. Clarkson (Firm) costume designs, 1883-1926 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Autograph note signed, dated : [London], 29 July 1921, 1921 July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Receipt : Paris, to Albert Gallatin, 1911 Oct. 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Ekstrom Collection: Diaghilev and Stravinsky Foundation, 1902-1984 V&A Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf B. J. Simmons & Co. B. J. Simmons & Co. Costume Design Records, 1878-1969 (bulk 1900-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Carnaval : partition : manuscript, [1933-1934] Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic]. Frick Art Reference Library
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Letter, 1917 Dec. 2, [Paris], to George Wague, [n.p.] [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Leon Bakst designs, ca. 1911-1923 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bakst, Leon. [Leon Bakst] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. Léon Bakst autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1922 June 27. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nemchinova, Vera,. Interview with Vera Nemchinova. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev: Manuscripts and objects, 1908-1969 (inclusive), 1908-1929 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar collection, 1750-1950 (bulk 1890-1929). Library of Congress
referencedIn Migel, Parmenia,. Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation collection, 1912-1989. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Westerman, Sylvia. Sylvia Westerman Collection. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. [Clippings] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Ballets Russes collection, 1911-1962. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Scrapbooks concerning Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1914. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Monte Carlo Ballet Russe. Ballet Russe (de Basil) Scrapbook: Clippings, programs, and announcements. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. Autograph letter signed, dated : St. Petersburg, 31 October 1900, to an unidentified recipient, 1900 Oct. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Monte Carlo Ballet Russe. Scrapbook: Clippings, programs, and announcements. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Ballets Russes (Diaghilev) corporateBody
associatedWith Bertin, Pierre, 1891-1984. person
associatedWith B. J. Simmons & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Crain, W. H. person
associatedWith D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938. person
associatedWith Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. person
associatedWith Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. person
associatedWith Ekstrom, Parmenia Migel., 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942. person
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952. person
associatedWith Howard D. Rothschild. person
associatedWith Leon Bakst, person
associatedWith Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith McGehee, Clarence person
associatedWith Migel, Parmenia, person
associatedWith M. Knoedler & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Monte Carlo Ballet Russe. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nemchinova, Vera, person
associatedWith Novello, Ivor., 1893-1951 person
associatedWith Ripon, Constance Gladys, Marchioness of, 1859-1917 person
correspondedWith Rothschild, Howard D. person
associatedWith Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wague, George, 1874?-1965. person
associatedWith W. Clarkson (Firm). corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Russia (Federation)
Subject
Art, Russian
Art--Russian--Reproductions
Artists--Correspondence
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
Costume design
Ballet
Occupation
Set designers
Artists
Function

Person

Birth 1866-05-10

Death 1924-12-28

Russians

Russian,

English

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