Moscow: Izd. . Octavo (17.5 × 13.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 47 pp. Illustrations throughout, including three plates in color. Owner inscription to front wrapper. Wrapper edges lightly chipped; light soil to wrappers; about very good. Item #6559
An early monograph dedicated to the work of the prominent Russian and Soviet graphic artist Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva (1871-1955). The book includes a complete catalog of her works to date, ending with the year 1922. Ostroumova-Lebedeva was one of the first women to graduate from the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg in 1900, where she studied with the Russian realist master Ilya Repin. In 1898-1899, during her trip to Paris, she also studied in the studio of the famous American painter James Whistler. From 1899 Ostroumova-Lebedeva was an active member of the Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) group, producing a number of engravings for its covers in 1901. Focusing primarily on landscapes and cityscapes of St. Petersburg, she continued her artistic activities in Soviet times, teaching at the Russian Academy of the Arts. The author of the monograph, Vladimir Adariukov (1863-1932), was an art historian and archivist who specialized in book arts and especially engraving, Ostroumova-Lebedeva’s main medium. KVK, OCLC show copies at Frick, Harvard, Michigan, Madison-Wisconsin, National Library of Israel, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.