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Natalia Goncharova (Natalja Sergejewna Gontscharowa, b. 1881 in Ladyschino, Tula/Russia, d. 1962 in Paris) was a painter, writer, printmaker and costume designer. She and Michail Larinov founded the Rayonism and together were leaders of the Moscow Futurists. In 1911 she became a founding member of the Blaue Reiter group. Natalia Goncharova studied at the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

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