(1870-1960) came from an artistic family. He was
one of the founding members of the "World of
Art" group, and was a frequent contributor
to the magazine and to the groups expositions.
A specialist on ancien-regime French art, Benois
designed frequently for the theater, including the
French-inflected designs for Le Pavillon dArmide
which became the first ballet Sergei Diaghilev staged
in Paris in 1909. By far his most famous production,
however, was Petrushka
in 1911, for which he also co-wrote the libretto
(with Igor Stravinsky).
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ABOVE: A portrait of Benois
by the Bakst.