Mikhail Vrubel

(1856 – 1910, ) – a 19th–20th century Russian painter who worked in many media, including painting, graphics, decorative sculpture, and set design. After a long involvement in Church art and decoration, he began a career as a Symbolist painter which ended in madness and blindness. Stylistically, he seems somewhere between Cezanne and Klimt, a startling confluence of Impressionism and Art Nouveau.