1866 - 1944
Russian; worked internationally
Defeated Willem Kalf decisively in Round 1.
Beat play-in photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in Round 2.
Clobbered Angelica Kauffmann in Round 1.
Held off living German painter Anselm Kiefer in Round 2.
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