Maria Yakunchikova - Blossom tree, 1899.
Maria Yakunchikova was Russian Art Nouveau artist. She worked with Sergei Diaghilev in his magazine “Mir iskusstva”, took part in activity of a famous Abramtsevo Colony of artists.
She was highly respected as talented painter by her male colleagues, such as Alexander Benois, Vasily Polenov etc. But she died in age of 32 and her artistic career was tragically interrupted.