Biography

Artist, graphic designer, photographer, and painter Sergei Senkin (1894-1963) was born in the village of Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo near Moscow. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1914-15, and at the State Free Art Studios under Kazimir Malevich from 1918-1920. Senkin was deeply influenced by Malevich and his concept of Suprematism, which favored geometric forms and abstraction over the visual depiction of objects. 

Senkin collaborated closely with Gustav Klutsis, and, in 1928, worked with El Lissitzky on a photomontage frieze at Pressa in Cologne. That same year, he joined the October Group, a collective of Constructivist artists in the Soviet Union of which Lissitzky and Klutsis were also members. His work was exhibited in his lifetime at the UNOVIS exhibitions in Moscow (1921, 1922), the Cezanne Students Club in Moscow (1921, 1922), and the Association of New Trends in Art in Petrograd (1922). Senkin died in Moscow in 1964.