Portrait of Maria Andreeva.
1905. Oil on canvas. The Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Andreyeva (stage name of Yurkovskaya) Maria Fedorovna
(1868- 1953), Russian actress, on the stage from 1886, and state figure. Between 1918 and 1921, she was Commissar of Theaters and Public Shows in Petrograd. Between 1931 and 1948 she was Director of the House of Scientists in Moscow. Common-law wife of well-known writer Maxim Gorky