Konstantin Korovin was born in Moscow and studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1875–1881, 1882–1886) and at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (1881–1882).

Korovin was a painter, a graphic artist, decorative and applied arts designer, a scene-painter, an architect and a pedagogue. He was a member of the Moscow Society of Art Lovers (since 1889), the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (since 1894), the "World of Art" association (since 1900), the Union of Russian Artists (since 1903) and an academician of the Academy of Arts. He participated in the Abramtsevo Colony since 1884.

In Abramtsevo Korovin painted, designed articles for the joinery and pottery, took part in the amateur performances. He worked at the Russian Private Opera of Savva Mamontov as a scene-painter. In 1894 Korovin together with Valentin Serov made a tour of the Russian North, Norway and Sweden.

The studies made at this trip served as the basis for his panels that decorated first the "Far North" pavilion at the All-Russia Exhibition at Nizhny Novgorod (1896), and then the walls of the Yaroslavsky Railway Station (now in the State Tretyakov Gallery). In 1923, he left Russia and lived abroad. The Abramtsevo Museum houses his pictures, graphics and decorative art works made to his designs


Konstantin Korovin. Pond. Autumn. 1890s