John E. Bowlt

Expert on Russian language, literature, theater and modern architecture

Director, USC Institute of Modern Russian Culture
Professor of Slavic languages and literatures, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Russian art and architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Russian language and literature
  • Russian theater and costume design

Additional Information

  • Author of Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism (1988), The Silver Age: Russian Art in the Early 20th Century (1982) and Russian Theatre and Costume Design (1979)
  • Co-author of The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Twentieth-century Russian and East European Painting (1993)
  • Editor and translator of The Salon Album of Vera Seudeikin-Stravinsky (1995)
  • Co-editor of Laboratory of Dreams: The Russian Avant-Garde and Cultural Experiment (1997)

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