By Pavel P. Svin'in,Marina Swoboda,William Whisenhunt

A Russian Paints the USA offers the 1st whole English translation of Svin'in's attention-grabbing memoir. Thirty-one unique watercolours supplement his provocative perspectives on issues corresponding to slavery, faith, politics, and the high-quality arts. Introductory essays by way of Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt study Russian-American family members, examine Svin'in's existence and specific position in Russian historical past, and set his paintings within the context of the style of picturesque go back and forth - Svin'in truly didn't got down to produce a scholarly account of the us yet a piece of literature, at a time whilst Russian literary language was once in its earliest phases of development.

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