What art movement was the painter Serge Poliakoff associated with?
Serge Poliakoff was one of the major figures of the post-war abstract movement. In 1929, Poliakoff enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris’ Montparnasse neighbourhood to study painting. During that period, the artist painted nudes, portraits and landscapes in an academic style. Poliakoff worked at the Académie Frochot in Montmartre in 1933. It was also in Paris that Poliakoff met Vassily Kandinsky, who had moved there after the Bauhaus was closed down. The meeting between the two artists encouraged Poliakoff to explore abstraction in his work. Poliakoff’s work was exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants every year from 1936 to 1946. It was through the Salon that he met Sonia and Robert Delaunay, with whom he became very close friends. Robert Delaunay’s introduced Poliakoff to his lessons on simultaneous contrast, which would have a decisive influence on the artist’s work.
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