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Artist, Composer, Lawyer: Vasily Polenov

With the introduction of the “Feel Art Again” Facebook page, we held a contest to find our farthest fan. Reader Kelly Deaton from Russia easily beat the competition, winning a week of “Feel Art Again” posts on Russian artists. Vasily Polenov (1844-1927) was the first artist to introduce the plein air techniques of France to Russia. [...]

5 Things You Don’t Know About Vladimir Nabokov

You may know him as the author of such masterpieces as Lolita, Pale Fire, and Pnin, but how well do you know Vladimir Nabokov? Here are five things you might not have known about the man who described himself by saying, “I am an American author, born in Russia, educated in England, where I studied [...]