Konstantin Ivanovich Rozhdestvenskii
Rozhdestvenskii, Konstantin Ivanovich
Born Mar. 19 (Apr. 1), 1906, in Tomsk. Soviet designer. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1963); corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962).
Rozhdestvenskii studied at the Leningrad Institute of Artistic Culture from 1923 to 1927. In his designs for exhibitions, he turns to large-scale, multiplanar spatial solutions, often based on the synthesis of different art forms. Rozhdestvenskii participated in the design of the Soviet pavilions at world’s fairs in Paris (1937, awarded Grand Prize) and New York (1939). He was also the chief designer of the Soviet pavilions at the world’s fairs in Brussels (1958, awarded Grand Prize) and Osaka (1970) and the Soviet national expositions in New York (1959) and Paris (1961). Rozhdestvenskii also works as a theatrical artist. He has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.