Kalaeff Alexis (1902-1981). Born in Odessa. He studied at the Odessa Art School. Since 1926 he lived in Paris, studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière (academy of the large thatched cottage). He exhibited in salons of Society of French Artists (1958, 1968), Society of Independent Artists (1932-1939, 1941-1981), National (1946, 1954), Tuileries. His retrospective exhibition took place in the framework of Society of Independent Artists (1982).

The family of acrobats Saltimbanko, 1973
Oil on canvas; 92 х 73 cm