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Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter. He designed the sets and costumes for some of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes productions. These were Cleopatra (1909), Scheherazade (1910), Carnaval (1910), Narcisse (1911), Le Spectre de la Rose (1911), and Daphnis et Chloé (1912). Bakst died in 1924 in Paris. In late 2010, the Victoria and Albert Museum presented an exhibition of Bakst's costumes and prints.
Ballets Russes costume designs
- Victoria and Albert Museum retrieved December 16, 2009
- Marc Chagall, My Life, St.-Petersburg, Azbuka, 2000, ISBN 5-267-00200-3
- Leon Bakst (official website)
- Working for Diaghilev
- BAKST at www.rollins.edu
- Leon Bakst (1866 - 1924) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews at wwar.com
- Works by Leon Bakst at the Russian Art Gallery
- Art Signature Dictionary - See Léon Bakst's signature, although the police seizure of counterfeit
- Baskt theatre and performance collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Evergreen collections that include original stage sets, costume designs, and other related works.