(b Moscow, May 2, 1884; d Moscow, May 6, 1958).
Russian painter. He received his first art lessons from his father, the painter Pyotr Krymov, who painted in a style close to that of the Wanderers (Peredvizhniki). Krymov also studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, originally in the architecture department (1904–7), and then from 1907 to 1911 in the landscape studio of Apollinary Vasnetsov. He took part in the Blue Rose exhibition (1907) and also in exhibitions of the Union of Russian Artists (1906–23). Krymov’s early works are outstanding and original examples of Russian Symbolist landscape, in the spirit of the Blue Rose group. His Symbolist work also derives from his participation in the design of the journal Zolotoye runo (‘Golden Fleece’, Moscow, 1906–9). In the early works, realist subjects become types of landscape dream or memory, with milky-blue or faded gold tones reminiscent of tapestry (e.g. Pines, 1907...