Benois at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Russian theater art director, painter, and influential ballet set designer. With S. Diaghilev he cofounded the avant-garde art magazine Mir Iskusstva ("World of Art") in 1899. He began his scenic-design career in 1901 and designed many of the innovative Ballets Russes decors from 1909 to 1929. He designed sets for numerous other ballet companies in the 1940s and 1950s.