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Shevchenko's first exhibition in almost 80 years

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Shevchenko's first exhibition in almost 80 years

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A long awaited exhibition by a key figure of the Russian avant garde can finally be seen Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery.

Alexander Shevchenko studied art at the famous Stroganov Art school and later in Paris.On his return to Russia he began to experiment, and developed his own distinctive style.

Shevchenko welcomed the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. He did not leave Russia as many of his friends did, and soon paid the price for it.