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Evgeny Steiner

National Research University, School of Asian Studies, Moscow

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).
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).

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