Холст, масло; Canvas, oil; Петрушка; Repository/Location: Саратовский государственный художественный музей имени А.Н. Радищева Саратов
Leonid Ivanovich Solomatkin (1837–1883) was a Russian genre painter.Solomatkin was born in 1837 and was orphaned soon afterwards. He worked his early life as a shepherd boy and later sold religious icons. Solomatkin managed to gain an apprenticeship and began work as a painter. Solomatkin's success was significant, but short-lived. From the late 1860s he stopped exhibiting and was almost forgotten.