Artist of the Day- Leonid Pasternak (click on image to see more)

I discovered him as I began reading a biography, Lara by Anna Pasternak about her grandfather, Boris Pasternak the famous author of Dr. Zhivago! He was a well known Post-Impressionist artist in Russia in the early 20th century. He left Russia before the revolution with his wife and most of his children and went to Germany. I’ve included some paintings that show his connection to notable intellectuals of his time…like Tolstoy, Rilke, Rachmanioff and Einstein and a self-portrait at the end!