Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin

(1878, Khvalynsk, now Saratov OblasteFebruary 15, 1939, Leningrad) was an important Russian and Soviet painter and writer. Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin was born in Khvalynsk (Saratov Oblast) into the family of a local shoemaker. His first exposure to art was in his early childhood, when he took some lessons from a couple of icon painters and a signmaker. Still, Petrov-Vodkin didn't quite see himself in art at that time; after graduating from middle school, he took a summer job at a small shipyard with plans to get into railroad college in Samara. After failing his exam, he turned to "Art Classes of Fedor Burov" in 1893. In April 1895, Burov died and for some time Petrov-Vodkin took different painting jobs in the vicinity of Saratov. By chance, his mother's employer invited a well-known architect, R. Meltzer. Petrov-Vodkin was introduced to the guest and impressed him enough to get an invitation to study art at Saint Petersburg. The education was financed by a charitable subscription among local merchants. He also met at this time Borisov-Musatov, an important painter resident in Saratov, who encouraged Petrov-Vodkin to continue his studies. Petrov-Vodkin stayed in Saint Petersburg from 1895 to 1897 studying at the Baron Stieglits School, before moving to the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. There Petrov-Vodkin was a student of Valentin Serov, Isaak Levitan and especially Konstantin Korovin. In 1901 he travelled to Munich to take classes with Anton Ažbe. He graduated in 1904.

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Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin Morning Still-Life oil painting


Morning Still-Life
Painting ID::  82177
Artist: Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Painting: Morning Still-Life
Introduction: Date 1918(1918) Medium Oil on canvas cjr
   
   
     

Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin Apples oil painting


Apples
Painting ID::  83904
Artist: Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Painting: Apples
Introduction: Date 1917(1917) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 41.5 x 58 cm (16.3 x 22.8 in) cjr
   
   
     

Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin The Mother of God of Tenderness toward Evil Hearts oil painting


The Mother of God of Tenderness toward Evil Hearts
Painting ID::  86199
Artist: Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Painting: The Mother of God of Tenderness toward Evil Hearts
Introduction: Oil on canvas Dimensions 100.2 x 110 x x cyf
   
   
     

Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin A Violin oil painting


A Violin
Painting ID::  87293
Artist: Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Painting: A Violin
Introduction: 1918(1918) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 65 x 80 cm (25.6 x 31.5 in) cyf
   
   
     

Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin Apples oil painting


Apples
Painting ID::  87758
Artist: Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Painting: Apples
Introduction: 1917(1917) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 41.5 x 58 cm (16.3 x 22.8 in) cyf
   
   
     

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     (1878, Khvalynsk, now Saratov OblasteFebruary 15, 1939, Leningrad) was an important Russian and Soviet painter and writer. Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin was born in Khvalynsk (Saratov Oblast) into the family of a local shoemaker. His first exposure to art was in his early childhood, when he took some lessons from a couple of icon painters and a signmaker. Still, Petrov-Vodkin didn't quite see himself in art at that time; after graduating from middle school, he took a summer job at a small shipyard with plans to get into railroad college in Samara. After failing his exam, he turned to "Art Classes of Fedor Burov" in 1893. In April 1895, Burov died and for some time Petrov-Vodkin took different painting jobs in the vicinity of Saratov. By chance, his mother's employer invited a well-known architect, R. Meltzer. Petrov-Vodkin was introduced to the guest and impressed him enough to get an invitation to study art at Saint Petersburg. The education was financed by a charitable subscription among local merchants. He also met at this time Borisov-Musatov, an important painter resident in Saratov, who encouraged Petrov-Vodkin to continue his studies. Petrov-Vodkin stayed in Saint Petersburg from 1895 to 1897 studying at the Baron Stieglits School, before moving to the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. There Petrov-Vodkin was a student of Valentin Serov, Isaak Levitan and especially Konstantin Korovin. In 1901 he travelled to Munich to take classes with Anton Ažbe. He graduated in 1904.