Garshin is more than just a beautifully rendered head. In this painting I feel like I am seeing the whole story of a man’s life depicted in the eyes alone. When I first saw Garshin, I immediately did some research to discover who he was in real life.
Zorn exhibit was at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Although Zorn is a household word in Sweden, he is not as well known here but he should be as was, in fact, one of the most important portraitists of the Gilded Age.