Born in 1878. Joined the State Porcelain Factory in 1918 as an established graphic whose varied career had included book illustration, typographic design, designs for architectural ceramics and directing a school for enamel work. The Imperial Porcelain Factory was renamed the State Porcelain Factory in 1917 and Chekhonin was its artistic director from 1918 to 1923 and again from 1925 to 1927. Considered to be the father of Soviet propaganda porcelain. In addition to his own considerable output of new designs, he was responsible for retraining the factory’s painters and for recruiting other outstanding artists to create new designs. Chekhonin left the Soviet Union and emigrated to Paris in 1928.
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