Victor Borisov-Musatov

Born: 1870, Saratov
Died: 1905, Tarusa

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Studied under Vasily Konovalov in Saratov (from 1886), under Vasily Polenov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1890–91, 1893–95), under Pavel Chistyakov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1891–93) and at the Académie Fernand Cormon in Paris (1895–98). Member of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1899) and the Union of Russian Artists (1903). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1898), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1899–1905), Scarlet Rose (1904), Union of Russian Artists (1904–05), Salon des Indépendants (1905), Salon de la Nationale (1905), Salon d’Automne (1905) and the World of Art (1906). Held one-man shows organised by Paul Cassirer in Hamburg, Munich, Dresden and Berlin (1904) and in Paris (1905), where he was elected a member of the Société des Artistes Français (1905). Lived in Saratov (1898–1903) and Podolsk and Tarusa (1903–05).

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