Konstantin Fyodorovich Yuon
Born in Moscow in 1875. Died in the same city in 1958. The artist’s entire life is linked with Moscow where he was born, and where he received his artistic education at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In the 1900s, Yuon traveled throughout Europe, exhibiting his works in 1906 at the Autumn Salon in Paris. In 1903, he was one of the founders of the Union of Russian Artists, and was later a member of the “World of Art” group and the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. Though Yuon’s principal genre was lyrical landscape, he also devoted attention to theatrical work and teaching with I.O. Dudin at the art school in Moscow and other artistic educational establishments. Yuon’s favorite locales to paint were Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Sergiyev Posad and Rostov Veliky. Yuon often combined landscape with multi-figure compositions of folk holidays and festivities, but landscape was always his main element in painting. Yuon was not only a painter, but also an art critic. For several years, he headed the Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Fine Art Theory and History.
At the exhibition of the seven most senior artists in the Tretyakov Gallery
Manuscript department of State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Works by this artist