|Dates||1891 - 1956|
|Roles||Photographer, Printmaker, Author|
|Born||St. Petersburg, Russia|
Alexander Rodchenko was a revolutionary artist, both politically and aesthetically. As a decorator, furniture and theater designer, printer, painter, sculptor, and photographer, he worked with a wide variety of media. He was also an art theorist and educator and began teaching at the VKhUTEMAS(Higher State Art-Technical Studios) in Moscow in 1920. Best known as a Russian Constructivist artist, in 1921 he co-wrote the Constructivists' manifesto. Among other things, it advocated the use of machine-made materials such as wire, glass, and sheet metal in the creation of socially useful art for a society in the midst of revolution.
Inspired by his work in illustration and commercial designs, Rodchenko turned to photography in 1924. He wanted to incorporate his own imagery into the