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Solomon Nikritin

Solomon Nikritin (1898–1965) — Ukrainian painter, avant-garde artist (Neo-Primitivist, Constructivist), philosopher, and author. Solomon Nikritin was born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire). In 1909–1914 he attended Kiev Art School (KKHU). He had also trained with Aleksandra Exter during the Civil War before he went to Vkhutemas. By 1916, he was associated with KKHU faculty’s informal group of young artists, including Alexander Tyshler, Mark Epstein, and Isaac Rabinovich. This group attempted to identify a modern Jewish culture.

Works of THE ARTIST​