Arkhip Kuindzhi

Arkhip Kuindzhi

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Arkhip Kuindzhi was a landscape painter of Greek descent. He grew up in a poor family; his father was a Greek shoemaker. Arkhip was six years old when he lost his parents, so he was forced to make a living working at a church building site, grazing domestic animals, and working at the corn merchant’s shop. He received the rudiments of an education from a Greek...

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Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin

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lya Repin was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century, when his position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature. He played a major role in bringing Russian art into the mainstream of European culture. Repin had favorite subjects, and a limited circle of people whose portraits he painted. But he had a deep sense of...

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Valentin Serov

Valentin Serov

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Valentin Serov was born in Saint Petersburg, son of the Russian composer and music critic Alexander Serov, and his wife and former student Valentina Serova also a composer in her own right. Raised in a highly artistic milieu he was encouraged to pursue his talents by his parents and in his childhood he studied in Paris and Moscow under Ilya Repin and in the St....

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Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin

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Shishkin was born in Yelabuga of Vyatka Governorate (today Republic of Tatarstan) and graduated from the Kazan gymnasium. Then he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture for four years. After that, he attended the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts from 1856 to 1860 and graduated with the highest honours and a gold medal. He...

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