Korovin, Konstantin
(1861- 1939)
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Full member of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts (1905).
Member of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1889).
Member of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1894).
Member of "World of Art" association (1890).
Member of the Union of Russian Artists (1903).

He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1875-1880, 1882-1886) in the class of  Vasily Perov, Aleksey Savrasov, Illarion Pryanishnikov, Vasily Polenov. His classmates and friends were Isaak Levitan, Michail Nesterov, Abram Arhipov, Andrei Ryabushkin, Nikolai Kasatkin. He also studied at the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Fine Arts (1881-1882).

Since the middle of 1880s -1890s he was an art workshop leader at the Stroganov School of Industrial Art.

 Since 1884 he participated in the Abramtsevo Art Circle. In Abramtsevo he  painted, designed articles for the joinery and pottery, took part in the amateur performances.

Since 1885 he worked at the Russian Private Opera of Savva Mamontov as a scene-painter.

In 1894 Korovin together with Valentin Serov made a tour of the Russian North, Norway and Sweden. The studies made at this trip served as the basis for his panels that decorated first the "Far North" pavilion at the All-Russia Exhibition at Nizhny Novgorod (1896), and then the walls of the Yaroslavsky Railway Station.

 In 1910 he was awarded the Legion of Honor for his creation of the architectural plans and decorative panels for the 1910 World's Fair in Paris.

In 1910 he designed sets for the Bolshoi Theater and private opera in Moscow and for the Marinsky and Alexander Theaters in Petersburg before he moved to Paris in 1923. 

From 1920 to1930's he engaged in design for theater productions in Europe and America.

His paintings can be found in the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Alexander Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Aleksey Bakhrushin State Historical Museum (Moscow), the Vasiliy Polenov's House Museum (Tula), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Kostroma State Union Art Museum, the Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Ryazan Regional Art Museum, Yaroslavl Art Museum, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.


He participated in the exhibitions of the Circle of the Itinerants from 1889 to 1899, the Moscow Society of Art Lovers (periodically between 1889 and 1911), and 36 Artists (1901-1902). 

In 1900 appointed artist and consultant on the Russian Division of the World Exhibition in Paris. For participation in the exhibition and creative work he was awarded two gold, two silver medals and the Order of the Legion of Honor in Paris.

In 1906. participated in the Salon d'Automne in Paris and the exhibition of Russian art, arranged by SP Diaghilev, which is then exhibited in Berlin.


Personal exhibitions:

 Solo exhibitions of the artist held in Moscow (1921, 1923, 1941, 1961, 1987, 2011), Berlin (1921, 1923), Paris (1925, 1929), Kiev (1961), Leningrad (1961, 1963, 1986-1987).






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Vichy Street,
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