Archipenko, Alexander Porfirevich
- Katherine Jánszky Michaelsen
Archipenko, Alexander Porfirevich (30 May 1887–25 February 1964), sculptor, was born in Kiev, Ukraine, the son of Porfiry Antonovich Archipenko, a mechanical engineer, inventor, and professor of engineering, and Poroskovia Wassilevna Machova. Archipenko decided early on a career in art and attended art school in Kiev from 1902 to 1905. The next year he left for Moscow, where he worked and participated in different group shows. In 1908 he left his native land for Paris....