Misha Reznikoff

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Misha Reznikoff was an American-Ukrainian artist noted for such pictures as The End of the Horse – Or New Deal (1934) and The Solidity of the Road to Metaphor and Memory (1935).[1] He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1905 and died in New York in 1971.[1] He was married to photographer Genevieve Naylor.

From 1940 to 1943 the couple was in Brazil as part of the cultural wing of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs,[2] a program set by the Roosevelt Administration to promote American goodwill throughout Latin America. Reznikoff used techniques such as décollage and was described by Clement Greenberg as a "frail talent".[3]

He was exhibited in galleries such as the Anita Shapolsky Gallery and the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Smithsonian American Art Museum http://americanart.si.edu/search/artist_bio.cfm?StartRow=1&ID=4019
  2. ^ Portrait of Nation Revealed in Photos of Bygone Brazil http://www.columbia.edu/cu/record/archives/vol21/vol21_iss18/record2118.14.html
  3. ^ Greenberg, O'Brien (1993) The Collected Essays and Criticisms University of Chicago Press
  4. ^ "Misha Reznikoff 1905-1971, US, UA". ArtFacts.net.
  5. ^ "Reznikoff, Misha". anitashapolskygallery.com.