Evdokimov, Ivan Vasil’evich
Born Jan. 22 (Feb. 3), 1887, in Kronstadt; died Aug. 28, 1941, in Moscow. Soviet Russian author.
Evdokimov studied in the history-philology department of the University of St. Petersburg from 1911 to 1915. His first work was published in 1915. His most important work was the novel The Bells (1926), which portrayed life in the Rus-sian provinces before and during the Revolution of 1905-07. He wrote the novels Chistye Prudy (1927) and Beyond the Lake (1928); the studies on art history The North in the History of Russian Art (1921), Vologda Wall Paintings (1922), and The Russian Toy (1925); and the story-length fictional biographies of Russian artists Borisov-Musatov (1924), M. A. Vrubel’ (1925), V. I. Surikov (l933), Repin (1940), and Levitan (1940).