Constantiv Somov, Russ, 1869 — 1939

A Russian artist associated with the Mir iskusstva. Born into a family of a major art historian and Hermitage Museum curator Andrey Ivanovich Somov, he became interested in the 18th century art and music at an early age.On June 14, 2007, Somov’s landscape “The Rainbow” (1927) was sold at Christie’s for US$7.33 million, a record for a work at an auction of Russian art.
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