Continuing our exploration of the theme of tobacco smoking in all its forms, we return to the Finnish artist Vilho Lampi, who painted the following series of auto-portraits.
Alexander Varnek (1782-1843), an artist acclaimed by his contemporaries as a Russian van Dyck, painted a self-portrait in the 1820s. Observe the almost rakish hat and the thoughtful pipe.
Sokrat Kozhevnikov (1837-??) is a little-known Russian artist with a superb first name that one probably no longer encounters in his native lands any longer. Here is his 1858 work Old man with a pipe.
Boris Kustodiev did this affectionate portrayal of his fellow artist, Isaac Brodsky.
In 1922, Samuil Adlivankin, a commissioner in the Samara VKHUTEMAS painted himself in this noir-ish work.
And, lastly for now, we have Anatoly Shugrin’s 1930s sketch of an Anonymous man with pipe.