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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin









 


 

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

(b Khvalynsk, Saratov province, 25 Oct 1878; d Leningrad [now St Petersburg], 15 Feb 1939).

Russian painter. He began his studies in the drawing and painting classes of F. Burov (1843–95) in Samara (1893–5), and he attended Baron Stieglitz’s school in St Petersburg from 1895 to 1897. He studied under Abram Arkhipov, Nikolay Kasatkin and Valentin Serov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1897 to 1905 and at Anton Azbé’s school in Munich (1901). After working in various private studios in Paris between 1905 and 1908, he travelled to Constantinople (now Istanbul), Greece and Italy in 1905 and to Algiers in 1906. On his return to Russia, he held an exhibition in the editorial offices of the magazine Apollon in St Petersburg (1909). From 1911 to 1924 he exhibited with the WORLD OF ART group and from 1925 to 1928 with the FOUR ARTS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS. From the early 1910s Petrov-Vodkin’s work was influential in the artistic life of St Petersburg. He attempted to reconcile classical and modern trends. His style was formed under a wide range of influences, often seemingly incompatible: 19th-century Russian painters such as Aleksey Venetsianov, Aleksandr Ivanov and Mikhail Vrubel’, the artists of the Munich Secession, Ferdinand Hodler, Maurice Denis, Gauguin, Puvis de Chavannes, Matisse, the painting of Giovanni Bellini, early Russian frescoes and icons and Russian folklore and popular songs.

 

 


Self-Portrait
1921


 

Mother
1913


 

Summer Midday



 

Apples on a Red Cloth


 

Pink Still Life



 

Morning Still Life



 

Harring


 

Still Life with Blue Ashtray

1920



 

Shah-i-Zinda. Samarkand


 

Uzbek Boy

1921



 

Portrait of a Woman


 

Grains and Apple



 

Lemon and Glass



 

Madonna with the Child



 

Girl on a Beach
1925


 

Fantasy



 

Girl with a Red Bandana



 

Still Life with Letters



 

In Shuvalovo



 

Samovar


 

Gypsies



 

Woman by the Window



 

Death of Commissar
1928



 

Apple and Lemon


 

Branch of a Bird Cherry Tree



 

1919. Alarm



 

Spring

1935
 

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