Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar's Painter in America and Paris. Monumental in scale and rich in exotic detail Konstantin Makovsky's stunning paintings epitomize the charm of Old Russia. The first full survey in English of the artist's career, with glorious illustrations. Wendy Salmond, Wilfried Zeisler, et al. (Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Series.) UK (London): Giles, 2015. 144 pages with illustrations throughout. A bibliography brings together resources on the artist. Hardcover with dustjacket. New condition in publisher's shrinkwrap.
Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky (Константин Егорович Маковский) (1839-1915) was born in Moscow into a family of painters and composers. Makovsky entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1851 and among his teachers were Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799-1852) and Vasily Andreevich Tropinin (1776-1857). In 1858 he entered the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg and in the 1870's became the darling of the Tsar’s court. His popularity spread and eventually he lived and worked in Paris and then America, becoming the premier ambassador of Old World Russian culture in the United States.