Russian Symbolist Painter, 1856-1910
Russian painter and draughtsman. He was a pioneer of modernism, and his highly innovative technique broke with the traditions of the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, where he had been a brilliant student; at the same time he felt dissociated from the social consciousness of The Wanderers.
ID: 22351 Head of the Demon (mk19) 1891
Illustration for M.I.Lermontov's Poem "The Demon"
Water-colour and charcoal on paper,23 x 35.6 cm Tretiakov Gallery,Moscow