Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov
(1821 - 1899)
Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Pyotr Sokolov is known for portrait, genre, figure and landscape painting.
Biography Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov
Sokolov, a portrait painter, was from a family of Russian artists; his father was Pyotr Fyodorovich
Sokolov (Moscow 1791 - 1848), and Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov studied under him and became a painter and
He travelled widely in Russia and painted a number of
sharply observed genre scenes depicting the everyday life of peasants
He was also a leading book illustrator, and his
illustrations for the novel Dead Souls by Nikolay Gogol are
especially renowned. These were executed in watercolour in the late
1880s and the 1890s and were produced in two cycles, the first in colour
and the second in black and white
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