KONSTANTIN KOROVIN (1861 - 1939)
Ready to be hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe.
Medium: printed on canvas panel
Diagonal: 24" or 61 cm.
Size: 19,7" x 13,8" (in) or 50 x 35 cm.
Date: c. 1911. w / C. of Attribution.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin was a leading Russian Impressionist
painter. He was the second son in the family of a merchant. He studied painting
with his brother Sergei at the Moscow School of Painting, where his teachers
were Vasili Perov and Alexei Savrasov. In 1881-82 he studied at the Imperial
Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Later he returned to Moscow and became a
student of Vasili Polenov. Korovin went to Paris in 1885, and there he was
stunned by the works of impressionists. At that time he entered the artists
circle in Abramtsevo, Russia, and worked for Savva Mamontov's Opera. With
Mamontov he traveled to France, Italy and Spain, where he continued painting in
the style of impressionism. In 1890s he joined the "Mir Iskusstva"
(World of Art) group, where he met Sergei Diaghilev, Valentin Serov, Alexandre
Benois, Ilya Repin and other important cultural figures of that time. Korovin
finally left Russia for Paris in 1923. His valuable art collection was stolen,
and he had to work as theater designer in Europe, America and Australia.
Korovin was a colorist with a rare gift for harmonization. His works represent
a merger of the classic art tradition with impressionism and art-nouveau. He
died in Paris on September 11, 1939, and was laid to rest at the Russian
cemetery in Paris.