Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of Boris Kustodiev?-A Soulful Countess & A Child

Boris Kustodiev, Portrait of Countess Grabowska, 1917, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

Although Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) was well traveled, he always returned to his native country.  One of his strengths was portraiture,  Here he depicts two very different subjects, the rather soulful Countess Grabowska above and his engaging daughter Irina, a favorite subject.

 

Boris Kustodiev, Irina, The Artist’s Daughter, 1906, oil on canvas, Belarusian National Arts Museum, Minsk, Belarus

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