I've joined Maria's Linky of 'Postcards for The Weekend' at Connections to the World - an invitation to all postcard lovers to share their cards - this week's theme is children. All postcard bloggers are invited to join.
Card no 1932 - from Natalia in Russia.
Elisaveta Merkuryevna Bem or Boehm or Böhm (1843–1914) was a Russian painter; a popular designer of postcards.
She was born in Saint Petersburg to a noble Russian family that had a Tartar origin. At the age of 14 she entered the School of Painting at the Society for Promotion of Artists . In 1865 she graduated from the school with the Large Silver Medal. She married a prominent Russian-Hungarian violinist Ludwig Boehm, professor of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Elisabeth painted many watercolors, illustrated children books of the Folk Library series. For her silhouettes, etchings and works of glass she received medals at the World Fairs in Chicago of 1893, Paris of 1900, Munich of 1902 and Milan of 1906 (gold medal). She is mostly known as one of the most prominent Russian creators of postcards. She painted more than 350 postcards creating a recognisable style that depicts children's faces and silhouettes.
Thanks Maria for hosting this Linky.