Tag: painter

Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1906 Portrait of the Artist Marianne von Werefkin (Wiesbaden Museum, Germany)

Oil on wood. Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still a cadet, he became interested in painting. At the age of…

Konchalovsky, Pyotr (1876-1956) – 1937-38 Portrait of the Stage Director Vsevolod Meyerkhold (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia)

Pyotr Konchalovsky was a Russian painter, a member of Jack of Diamonds group. He was born in the village of Slavianka, Kharkov gubernia (currently Ukraine) on 21 February 1876. His father was an art publisher. In 1889, the Konchalovskys moved to Moscow and their house became a part of the Moscow art scene of 1890s.…