Alexis Kalaeff (1902-1978) - Ukrainian and French artist. Born in Odessa. He studied at the Odessa Art College (1918-1919). From 1926 he lived in Paris. He worked at the Academy of Grand Shomier in O. Friez. He wrote still lifes, portraits and curly compositions in an expressive manner. The artist's works were exhibited in the salons of the Independent and the French Artists' Society.