He was born in St. Petersburg in the family of Lieutenant colonel of a Separate corps of Gendarmes Georgy Porfirievich Sudeikin. My father was killed in December 1883 by the People's revolutionaries.
From 1897 to 1909 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture with A. E. Arkhipov, A. S. Stepanov, A.M. Vasnetsov, N. A. Kasatkin, L. O. Pasternak.
For demonstrating at a student exhibition a very frivolous content of drawings, in a manner "not included in the curriculum", he was expelled for a period of one year (together with M. F. Larionov and A.V. Fonvizin). In 1903 he also studied in the workshops of V. A. Serov and K. A. Korovin.
The beginning of Sergei Sudeikin's career as a theater artist is associated with the Moscow Hermitage Theater in the Carriage Row. Here in 1902, together with N. N. Sapunov, he worked on the design of opera productions, including K. V. Gluck's oRpheus and R. Wagner's Valkyrie. In 1903, with the same Sapunov, he illustrated M. Maeterlinck's drama "The Death of Tentagil".
Later Sudeikin designed productions for the Maly Drama, Russian Drama and Komissarzhevskaya Theater in St. Petersburg. In addition, as an artist, he collaborated with the magazines "Libra", "Apollo", "Satyricon" and "New Satyricon".Read more >>>>>>>>>