Portrait of the artist K. AND. Somova


The artist is Malyavin

Somov Konstantin Andreevich (1869, Petersburg – 1939, Paris). Painter, drawer, watercolist, master of book graphics. Academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts (since 1914). Born in St. Petersburg. Studied at the Academy of Arts in. P. Vereshchagina, p. P. Chistyakova (1888-1897), in the workshop and. E. Repin (since 1894). Under the influence of the mug A. N. Benois left classes at the Academy. Studied at the Academy F. Kolarossi in Paris (1897-1899). Cead Member of the Society "World of Art", member "Union of Russian artists" (1903-1910). In 1917 he received a letter of security for his collection of paintings, drawings and porcelain. In 1923, as part of a group of Petrograd artists, he left for the United States. In 1925 he moved to France and settled in Granville (Normandy). Retrospectivist artist, found his ideal in the images of the 18th century. Oil and watercolor painted small paintings from the life of the noble world of the Empire and Rococo era. Performed a number of porcelain figurines.

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