Guess which Russian writers tried their hand as artists?

Many of this writer's drawings have survived, and he frequently drew portraits and caricatures of acquaintances. Illustrations of his own literary works can easily be found in his manuscripts.


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Alexander Pushkin, self-portrait in monk's headgear and a demon, 1829.

Around 60 of Pushkin's self-portraits are known. They are a significant part of his graphic output. Pushkin decided to list his numerous amorous infatuations in the album of high society beauty Ekaterina Ushakova, and he drew this self-portrait on the same sheet. In response to ironic comments from the album's owner, Pushkin added the monk's headgear and the teasing demon.