GABO, Naum

Naum Gabo   Russian 1890-1977

Naum Gabo, Sculptor, born in Russia, brother of A.Pevsner.  Gabo attended medical school  and  art classes, however, just prior to World War One, Gabo visited in brother in Paris who was living there as an artist. At the outbreak of war, the two brothers went to Oslo .It was here that Naum Gabo started producing art. They both returned to Russia in 1917. By 1922 Gabo decided to move to Berlin. He had contacts with artist’s in the Bauhaus and the de stijil movements. In 1930, Gabo had his first one man show called konstruktive plastic in gallery Kestner Gesellschaft in Hanover. He moved to Paris in the early thirties and played a major role in Abstraction-Création movement. In 1938 Gabo visited the USA and settled there permanently in 1946. He lived in Connecticut and was the  visiting Professor to Harvard university in 1953-54

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