Evgeny Steiner is a specialist in 19th-20th century Russian art and in traditional Japanese
art. He taught and conducted research in the universities of Moscow, Jerusalem, Tokyo,
Yokohama, New York, Manchester and London. Currently he is Professorial Research
Associate at the Japan Research Centre, School of Oriental & African Studies, London;
member of the Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and Principal Research
Fellow of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Moscow.
Steiner published about ten books including Stories for Little Comrades: Revolutionary
Artists and the Making of Early Soviet Children’s Books (Univ. of Washington Press, 1999;
Russian enlarged edition, 2002); Zen-Life: Ikkyu and Beyond (St.Petersburg, 2006; English
edition is under preparation); Catalog of Japanese Prints in the Pushkin Museum of Fine
Arts, 2 volumes, (Moscow, 2008 – edited, translated Japanese poetry and wrote about
600 entries); Victory Over the Sun, ed. by P.Railing (London: Artists.Bookworks, 2009 –
translated trans-rational Russian Futurist texts with commentaries and introduction).
The latest publications: “A Battle for the ‘People’s Cause’ or for the market Case:
Kramskoi and the Itinerants”, Cahiers du Monde Russe (Paris), November 2010; “Pursuing
Independence: Kramskoy and the Peredvizhniki vs. Academy of Arts”, The Russian Review
(USA), vol. 70, April 2011, #2; “The Kitaev Collection of Japanese Art in the Pushkin
Museum: Historia Calamitatum”, Impressions (New York), #32 (2011).