About the artist
Peter Savich Utkin (Petr Savvič Utkin or Пётр Саввич Уткин) was a Russian symbolistic painter. He was born in Tambov and followed his art school in Saratov. In 1897 he entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture till 1907. He studied with Isaac Levitan, Constantin Korovine and Valentin Sérov. After the Revolution he became a teacher in Fine Arts school 'Bogalioubov'in Saratov and Russian Fine Arts academy 'Ilya Repin'. After that he became a professor at he Fine Arts Academy in Leningrad.