The artist is Surikov
Vasily Ivanovich Surikov (1848–1916) – historical painter and portraitist – the artist wrote self -portraits throughout his life. Their concept was largely determined by the characteristics of his character – immediacy and simplicity, great truthfulness to himself and to people, rejection. The self -portrait of 1915 is among the most expressive. Full of significance is the front -line production of the figure – Surikov appears to be powerful, full of energy, vigilantly looking forward. Widely, pastes, as if wiped strokes masterfully molded forms. There are no severity features characteristic of other self-portraits of the 1910s in the characteristic. The appearance of a great painter imprinted in the picture is close to a verbal portrait, sketched m. A. Voloshin, his first biographer: “Strong, strong, broad -shouldered, youthful, despite the fact that he was already under seventy … Thick hair with a blunder, trimmed in a bracket, lay a dense hat and did not seem gray -haired. Hard and short, they were weak in a beard and mustache. The outdoor, folk, but not peasant, felt strong, steep hardening; It was constrained in a native, in Kazakh. (IN. Prince.).
Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. WITH. 106.