Oil on paper
28.5 x 49.5 cm
Signed; also signed and dated on reverse
Provenance: John Barkes, London, bought from the artist in the artist's studio, St. Petersburg
Petr Smukrovich was born in St. Petersburg, (Leningrad) in 1928 .
In 1939, at age 11 he entered the prestigious art school associated with the Repin Institute He was a student there until 1942.
In 1947, after the war, he was accepted into the Repin Institute where he studied under Professor Boris Ioganson, the best known artist in Russia at that time.
He was elected to the St. Petersburg Artists’ Union in 1955. He is best known for his impressionistic landscapes and beach scenes. He died in 1998.