Ksenia Ender (1895-1955) was an artist who glorified nature. Like her three siblings Boris, Maria and Yurii, studied art in St. Petersburg. In the 1920s she worked as a research assistant in the “Organic Culture” department of the State Institute for Artistic Culture in Leningrad and experimented with space under the supervision of her teacher Mikhail Matiushin. In 1924 she participated at the 14th Venice Biennale. She was very interested in the organic forms, colors and light and depicted nature as a constantly changing organism. She liked to work for decorative panels and used patterns with organic themes. An example of her engagement in decoration and graphic design are these repetitive flower patterns made with the collage technique.
[Ksenia Ender, Untitled (flower pattern), mid 1920s, MOMus - Museum of Modern Art – Costakis collection]