Sergei Eisenstein Biography (1898-1948)



Born Sergei Maksimilyanovich Eizenshtein, January 23, 1898, in Riga, Russia (now Latvia); died of a heart attack, February 11 (some sources say February 10), 1948, in Moscow, Russia; father, an architect and civil engineer; marriedPeta Attasheva. Career: Director, writer, editor, producer, art director, production designer, set designer, costume designer, and actor. Previously worked as an engineer for the Red Army, c. 1917; Moscow Proketkult Theater, set designer, then director; taught at Moscow's Film Institute, 1933-?;Mosfilm Studios, artistic director, 1940. Military service: Served inRed Army (U.S.S.R.), c. 1918. Awards, Honors: Gold Medal, ExpositionInternationale des Arts Decoratrifs, 1925, for Strike!; Order of Lenin, 1938, for Aleksandr Nevsky; Stalin Prize, first class, 1946, for Ivan Groznyj I..

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Director, writer, editor, producer, art director, production designer, set designer, costume designer, actor
Birth Details
January 23, 1898
Riga, Russia
Death Details
February 11, 1948
Moscow, Russia

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