Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin pintor ruso nacido en Khvalynsk.
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939) was a Russian and Soviet artist. He was born in Khvalynsk, the son of a shoemaker. A child prodigy, he initially could only afford instruction in the studio of an icon maker. Later, Petrov-Vodkin acquired admission into a drafting school, where his teachers realized that his talents could propel him into the fine arts. He then transferred to a school in Moscow, from which he had the opportunity to travel to Italy and Paris. Petrov-Vodkin even exhibited at the Salon in Paris in 1908.