Tag: post impressionism

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.…

Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1905 Fishing Boats, Collioure (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, City)

Oil on canvas; 81 x 100.3 cm. André Derain, (b. June 10, 1880, Chatou, France—d. September 8, 1954, Garches), French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was one of the principal Fauvists. Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He developed his early style in association with Maurice de…

Barradas, Rafael (1890-1929) – 1927 Landscape with Barrel Organ (National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Oil on canvas; 67 x 89 cm. Born in Montevideo and active in the city’s bohemian circles in his youth, Barradas left for Europe in 1914, making his way through Milan, Paris, and Leuven before settling in Spain. Working between Barcelona and Madrid, he immersed himself in the bustling avant-garde scene over the following decade,…