For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind:
Robert Falk (1886-1958) was a Russian painter who, after spending four years at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, was one of the founders of an artistic group called “Jack of Diamonds,” the members of which venerated Paul Cezanne.
After spending ten years in Paris, Falk returned to Moscow in 1938, where he lived and worked until his death in 1958.
During his later years, Falk worked in isolation. The commissars of official Communist Party opinion predictably ridiculed his art for being “bourgeois,” but the names of these ignorant bureaucrats have been forgotten, while Robert Falk is regarded as one of Russia’s most important painters.