Biography

Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin (born in 1861- died in 1939) was a leading Russian Impressionist painter.

The history of Russian impressionism is associated with Korovin’s paintings, which were characterized by their impulsive spontaneity.

In most of his paintings, he intentionally did not fully render the subjects, treating them as if they were studies.

On his 50th birthday, he defined his creativity as follows: “My major and the only ever-pursued purpose in art was beauty, esthetic influence on the viewer, the fascination of colors and shapes. No lecturing, no moral tendency to anybody ever.”