The artist is Kuindzhi
Kuindzhi, his sensitivity to the subtle nuances of tones, is evidenced by the work in which he varies the motive of the surf. In the option with a huge white, „sculptural “crest and small waves losing the sandy shore („Surf “, 1900s) the artist reaches great stylization and decorativeness.
Irina Shuvalova. Kuindzhi in the Russian Museum // Arkhip Kuindzhi. SPb, 2010. With.eighteen.