Makfsimilian Aleksandrovich Voloshin (1878-1932) was a poet, and artist, and a critic. He graduated from Feodoskaya high school. After his first year of legal studies at Moscow State University, he was expelled for participation in "student disorder" and sent back to the city of Feodosiya. In 1899, Voloshin traveled out of Russia. After living out of the country for a long time, he moved to St. Petersburg. He then moved to Koktebel in the Crimea.
When Voloshin was first starting his artistic career, he was attracted to the Symbolist movement. His works were published in the magazine "Vesy," and "Golden Fleece." He also worked with the Akmeists in the magazine "Appolon." He was influenced by the French Symbolists and Impressionists.