The artist is Lentulov
“Autporter” belongs to the relatively early works of Lentulov, written during the tense searches of his own individuality, his own picturesque handwriting. Modern researchers of Lentulov’s work emphasize in the works of this time purely foivine color energy. The artist himself subsequently considered the “self -portrait” to his first serious, staging work of the “Dobubnovaletov” period. He also admitted that he wrote him under the strong influence of the famous sketch d. Velazquez to the “portrait of Pope Innocent”, then in the Hermitage. (E. B.).
Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. WITH. 111.