Sergei Solomko

Born: 1867, St Petersburg
Died: 1928, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois (near Paris)

Graphic artist, painter, illustrator. Born in the family of Sergei Solomko in St Petersburg (1867). Extern student of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1887). Collaborated with the Niva magazine (from 1890s). Painted watercolour pictures and designed costumes for court balls. Illustrated the works of Mikhail Lermontov and Alexander Pushkin (second half of the 1890s), including The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1896). Lived in Paris (from 1910). Died in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois in France (1928). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society of Russian Watercolour Painters, St Petersburg Society of Artists and the Fellowship of Artists (until 1917).

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