Lyubov Popova was a pioneer among Russian artists who experimented extensively with cubism. She only lived for 35 years yet during that timeframe she managed leaving behind an extensive body of art.
On 24 April, 1889 she was born to Sergei Maximovich Popov, a successful textile merchant, and Lyubov Vasilievna Zubova in Ivanovskoe. Her keen interest in art not only motivated her to work vigorously in improving the techniques since the early days of her life but also induced her in seeking inspiration from outside. She travelled widely and was enthralled by the works of Italian Renaissance masters. The work of old Russian icon painters and the skills of Giotto are believed to have influenced her most.
In 1914, Lyubov Popova travelled to France and Italy seeking the development of Cubism and Futurism. The unique architectural quality of this avante–garde artist’s work made cubo–futurism, suprematism and constructivism popular in the world of Russian painting. She even designed typography books and produced designs in textile. Popova succumbed to scarlet fever on 25 May, 1924. Her brother Pavel became a custodian of her artistic legacy.
Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart on the set of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
William M. Rittase
A view of Chicago’s historic La Salle Street train station, November 1936
crowds sitting in Chicago, Illinois, watching the Graf Zeppelin (navigated by Dr Hugo Eckener) fly over the city on August 28, 1929
Kay Francis, Stolen Holiday (Warner Brothers, 1937)
Vera Clouzot (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)
French postcard. Cinédis. Clouzot is coiffed as in Les Diaboliques by her husband Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell in Street Angel c.1928