Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov
Born in Mikhailovskaya stanitsa (a large Cossack village) in the Khoper district of the Don Army Region (now Uryupinsk district of the Volgograd region) in 1881. Died in Moscow in 1944. Mashkov began his artistic career with the making of signboards, which explains why many of his works are reminiscent of Primitivism. In the 1900s, the artist studied under V.A. Serov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1908, he made a trip to Europe, after which he became an adherent of the Russian Fauvists. In 1910, he actively participated in the organization of the first exhibition of “The Jack of Diamonds” group. He was a member of this group, and took part in all of its exhibitions. Mashkov’s main genre was still life, but he also did landscapes and portraits.
oil on canvas
137 x 107 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Works by this artist