Stepan Mikhailovich KARPOV

Born in Orenburg 1890. Studied at Kazan Art School 1905-11; Imperial ACADEMY OF ARTS 1911-17; Petrograd FREE ART-EDUCATION STUDIOS/ACADEMY OF ARTS 1921-22. Active in Orenburg 1917-23; Moscow and St.Patersburg/Petrograd/lLeningrad thereafter. Began exhibiting 1916. Member of AKhR/R from 1922 (founder member). Exhibited with Imperial ACADEMY OF ARTS; AKhR/R 1923-29. Important shows include "ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OVER FIFTEEN YEARS", Moscow, 1933 (posthumous). Taught in art studio, Orenburg, 1917-21. Died in Moscow 1929/30?
Matthew Cullerne Bown: Russian and Soviet Painters. Ilomar, London)

"Lenin", oil on cardboard, 39 x 28 cm.