Golts Georgii Pavlovich

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Gol’ts Georgii Pavlovich


Born Feb. 22 (Mar. 6), 1893. in Moscow; died there May 27, 1946. Soviet architect and stage and set designer.

In 1922. Gol’ts graduated from the Moscow Vkhutemas. From 1925 to 1931 he was a member of the Society of Contemporary Architects, and he designed a number of buildings in the constructive style, including the spinning factory at Ivanteevka. Moscow Oblast (1927–28). He took an active part in the reconstruction of Moscow and designed the building complex of the Vsekokhudozhnik Factory (1933–41), the Ust’inskii Bridge (1937–39; together with other architects), the locks and pumping station on the lauza River (1937–39), and the house at 22 Lenin Prospect (1939–40), for which he received the State Prize of the USSR in 1941. In these designs he creatively employed Renaissance and Russian classical architectural elements. Gol’ts drew a number of plans for the reconstruction of cities destroyed during the Great Patriotic War, including Smolensk (1944–46).

Gol’ts’ theatrical productions include The Find by E. Ia. Tarakhovskaia (1924) and The Pickaninny and the Monkey by N. I. Sats and S. G. Rozanov (1927). staged by the Moscow Children’s Theater. In these productions highly grotesque character portrayals and stylized, fantastic scenery, executed in the manner of a child’s drawing, are combined with clever stage set designs.


Tret’iakov, N. Georgii Gol’ts. Moscow, 1969.
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