Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Somov Konstantin Alekseevich (1869, Petersburg – 1939, Paris).

One of the outstanding masters of Russian art nouveau, a founding member of the World of Art association. 
He studied at the Academy of Arts, at I.E. Repin’s studio, then in Paris, at the Colarossi Academy. A son of the Keeper of the Hermitage picture gallery, Somov collected antique engravings, drawings, and porcelain; he constantly turned to the Western art heritage. He is famous for his pictures in the spirit of the Rococo ‘sc?nes galantes’ (walks, fests, harlequinades), executed in gouache, pencil, or watercolour. He designed and illustrated a number of books (A Book of the Marquise (1908), Manon Lescaut by A. Pr?vost (1926), Daphnis and Chloe by Longus (1930), and some magazines. He painted also portraits, receiving orders from the aristocracy. The first one-man show of Somov’s work took place in 1903. He participated in the World of Art (1899) and the Secession exhibitions. He was a member of the Russian Artists’ Union (1903-1910).
In 1912 he become a member of the Academy of Arts, in 1918 was promoted to a professorship there. In 1923 he left to New York, since 1925 lived in Paris. 
The artist’s works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum.

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Auctions:

  Lot   DESCRIPTION VALUED PRICE
Пейзаж.
№ 11 Пейзаж.

Landscape.

Author: Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Year: 1890th
Technique: Canvas on pasteboard, oil.
Size: 23,2х32,8.

Auction № 9
Soviet art
10 December 2005

Valued price
23000 - 25000 $
23000 - 25000 $
Портрет Э. Нольде.
№ 36 Портрет Э. Нольде.

Portrait of E. Nolde.

Author: Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Year: 1928
Technique: Paper, pastel.
Size: 27,6x19,2.

Auction № 107
Russian Art of the XIX-XX centuries
24 November 2009

Valued price
1200000-1800000 rub.
1200000-1800000 rub.
Портрет фельдфебеля.
№ 40 Портрет фельдфебеля.

Portrait of sergeant major.

Author: Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Year: 1888-1890
Technique: Canvas, oil.
Size: 21,8х21.

Auction № 29
Russian and West-European Art of the XIX-XX centuries
21 April 2007

Valued price
2800000 - 3000000 rub.
2800000 - 3000000 rub.
Летний пейзаж с водоемом.
№ 49 Летний пейзаж с водоемом.

Summer landscape with a pond.

Author: Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Year: 1890s.
Technique: Watercolor on paper.
Size: 34х45,5.

Auction № 142
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
23 October 2014

Valued price
1250000-2000000 rub.
1250000-2000000 rub.
Женский портрет.
№ 109 Женский портрет.

Female portrait.

Author: Somov Konstantin Alekseevich

Technique: Canvas, oil.
Size: 46х36.

Auction № 82
Russian and West-European Art of the XIX-XX centuries
12 November 2008

Valued price
5000000 - 7500000 rub.
5000000 - 7500000 rub.

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