Born in Moscow in 1886. Died in the same city in 1958. In 1903–1904, Falk studied at the studios of K.F. Yuon and I.I. Mashkov, and during 1905–1909, at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture where K.A. Korovin and V.A. Serov were his teachers. In 1910, Falk became one of the founders of “The Jack of Diamonds” group, and was one of the most consistent supporters of Cezanne among the group’s artists. His unique style lies in his colorful “molding” of forms by applying numerous layers of paint. During different years, Falk belonged to other art groups as well (“World of Art,” Society of Moscow Artists, Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). During 1918–1928, the artist taught at the Higher State Art and Craft Shops/Higher State Art and Craft Institute (Vkhutemas/Vkhutein). In 1928, Falk departed for Paris. The French period (1928–1937) became a very important stage in his creative work: the mature master again began to learn from the old masters, the French artists of the 19th century, and from modern painters. During the Paris period, Falk created many lyrical landscape paintings with soft colors. After returning to Soviet Russia, the artist worked in theatrical painting, and lived practically in isolation.

A Barge - 1911, oil on canvas, Nizhny Novgorod State Museum of Art
Plank Bridges - 1911, oil on cardboard, Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M. A. Vrubel
Landscape with Swine - 1912, oil on canvas, Smolensk State Museum-Reserve
The Sun, Crimea, Kozi - 1916, oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
A Place to Build - 1934, oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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