Friday, November 1, 2013

Surprise! -Postcard Friendship Friday #192

Sergei Sergeevich Solomko is new to me.  He was one of the great artists of Russia.  His work was extraordinary.  Though I can find examples of his artwork all over the internet, I am having a hard time discovering anything of his personal life and history, other than he was born in Russia and lived between 1867 and 1928.

I would LOVE to know more about him.  If anyone out there has additional information about this wonderful artist, I would like to hear from you.  And a big hello to my Russian visitors. 

Have a lovely week and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Irene said...

What a beautiful card. Can't help you with information, but would love to know what you learn, if anything.

Heather said...

Lovely card. The amount of detail in the clothing is amazing. I'd like to view more by this artist.

Maria said...

He's a great artist, being able to create those intricate details on the clothes and the roses. This is a treat to the eyes, as I'm having rose wine treat to the tummy yesterday.

Happy weekend Beth!

Grace Bailhache said...

Hello Beth,

It's been a while and I hope everything is fine for you and family...

I enjoyed myself with your latest Halloween cards, I know you have an huge collection and it's always such a pleasure to admire them.

Well, I never heard about this russian S.S.S, but I love this card very much, it's remind me of the good time when you use to play hide and seek !

A very very Happy PFF dear !


Postcardy said...

I hadn't heard of that artist before. I wonder whether there is any of his art in the Russian Art Museum of Minneapolis.

L. said...

Solomko, Sergey Sergeyevich (1867 - 1928) - Russian painter, graphic artist, watercolorist. Creativity Solomko reached us mainly due to the pre-revolutionary open letters (postcards). Perhaps, in the history of Russian art there is not one such artist whose work looks at the specialists would be as polar opposites. His work is of extreme antipathy like contemporary art critics and art historians in the Soviet era. Those and others accused him of "dry goods realism", in decadence, vulgarity, trying to "please the tastes of the crowd." However, there were many admirers of his unique artistic style. The world of images created by the artist may or may not like, but it would be unfair to deny the artist in his personality. As a professional artist began in Solomko complex, pivotal era of Russian art. The authority of the Wanderers was still unquestioned, but the general public has become bored of their small bytovizma in genre painting. Such a situation could not but lead to the emergence of artistic communities, advocating a fundamentally new ideals.

In 1910, S. Solomko received a large inheritance and settled vParizhe on the street Donfer Rochereau, 75-77. Continued to paint watercolors, illustrated books published by A. Ferro and other Parisian publishers. Created a series of postcards on the themes of Russian antiquities publishing Lapin. In 1921 he participated in the exhibition "Artists of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Petrograd" in the gallery Magellan. The last work became the illustrations for the book "Trophies" JM Heredia (1927). He was a member of the Company and Mutual Assistance Charity Russian artists in Paris (Society them. Turgenev). In 1927, due to his severe illness, the company held several charity nights in his favor. Sergey Solomko died in Russian nursing home and is buried at St. Genevieve-des-Bois.
Сергей Соломко
It's on Russian, use translator.

Solomko, Sergey Sergeyevich (1867 - 1928) - Russian painter, graphic artist, watercolorist. He was born in St. Petersburg in the family of General. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting (1883 - 1887) and St. Petersburg AI (1887 - 1888). Masterfully painted watercolor historical and allegorical subjects, scenes from the life Boyar and illustrations to the Russian fairy tales. He worked for many magazines, illustrated the works of Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol. According to figures issued a series of postcards. He worked for the Imperial Porcelain Factory, creating thumbnails for the jeweler Faberge. In 1914 his watercolor work "Cuirassiers" acquired Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. A member of the TPA and the St. Petersburg Association of Artists. From 1910 he lived permanently in Paris, where he enjoyed great popularity. Parisian artist executed for publishing illustrations for a number of publications, has created several series of postcards on the themes of Russian antiquities publishing Lapin. In 1921 he participated in the exhibition "Artists of the Imperial AI Petrograd." He was a member of the Association of mutual aid and charity Russian artists in Paris. He was buried in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois.