The Divine Weed 2

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.

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1928)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1930)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1930)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1932)

Self-portrait, by Vilho Lampi. (1932)

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.

Self-portrait, by Alexander Varnek. (1820s).

Self-portrait, by Alexander Varnek. (1820s).

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.

Self-portrait, by Kozhevnikov.

Old man with a pipe, by Sokrat Kozhevnikov. (1858).

Boris Kustodiev did this affectionate portrayal of his fellow artist, Isaac Brodsky.

Portrait of Isaac Brodsky, by Boris Kustodiev. (1920).

Portrait of Isaac Brodsky, by Boris Kustodiev. (1920).

In 1922, Samuil Adlivankin, a commissioner in the Samara VKHUTEMAS painted himself in this noir-ish work.

Self-portrait, by Samuil Adlivankin. (1922)

Self-portrait, by Samuil Adlivankin. (1922).

And, lastly for now, we have Anatoly Shugrin’s 1930s sketch of an Anonymous man with pipe.

Portrait of an anonymous man, by Anatoly Shugrin. (1930s).

Portrait of an anonymous man, by Anatoly Shugrin. (1930s).

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