Portrait of Artist Konstantin Somov
Somov Konstantin Andreyevich ‒ painter, graphic artist. Studied at Ilya Repin's studio (from 1894) at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1888—1897) and the Academic de Filippo Colarossi in Paris (1898). Academician (1914). Member of the Munich and Berlin Sezessions (1898), World of Art (1899), Union of Russian Artists (1903) and the Salon d'Automne (1906). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society of Russian Watercolourists (1894—1895), Exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists (1898) and Sezession in Munich (1898, 1899) and Berlin (1898). Lived in Paris (from 1925).
As a retrospectivist, he found his ideal in the depictions of the 18th century. He drew portraits and paintings from the imperial and the rococo era. He did a series of porcelain figurines. He went to the United States in 1923 for an exhibition, moved in France in 1925 and settled in Granville (Normandy).