NABOKV-L post 0022960, Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:42:50 -0700

missing Kalmakov link?
I think I have discovered a possible connection between the artist
Kalmakov and Nabokov and/or his family, to wit Gumilev. At least, see
article in the Garland Companion, we know that Gumilev was important
to VN. And at least one of Gumilev's books of poems (Shater ca 1921)
was "decorated" by Kalmakov. Whether it is possible to retrieve the
story behind that collaboration and how the Nabokov family might fit
into it - well, I'll keep you posted of any future discoveries - not
that anyone besides myself has shown the slightest interest...

Carolyn Kunin

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