Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (Russian: Иван Иванович Шишкин; 25 January 1832 – 20 March 1898) was a Russian landscape painter closely associated with the Peredvizhniki movement.

Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin

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 4 years, attended the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts from 1856 to 1860,which he graduated with the highest honours and a gold medal. He received the Imperial scholarship for his further studies in Europe. Five years later Shishkin became a member of the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and was professor of painting from 1873 to 1898. At the same time, Shishkin headed the landscape painting class at the Highest Art School in St. Petersburg.

Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin

For some time, Shishkin lived and worked in Switzerland and Germany on scholarship from the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. On his return to Saint Petersburg, he became a member of the Circle of the Itinerants and of the Society of Russian Watercolorists. He also took part inexhibitions at the Academy of Arts, the All Russian Exhibition in Moscow (1882), the Nizhniy Novgorod (1896), and the World Fairs (Paris, 1867 and 1878, and Vienna, 1873). Shishkin’s painting method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker.

Ivan Shishkin owned a dacha in Vyra, south of St. Petersburg. There he painted some of his finest landscapes. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds. He died in 1898, in St. Petersburg, Russia, while working on his new painting.From Wikipedia.

Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin

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6 Responses to Ivan Shishkin

  1. iarxiv says:

    I recently looked through an entire large format volume of his paintings of the forest. Most of them are truly spectacular and inspiring. I’ve been trying to buy a copy of that book since (so I can admire the landscapes at my own leisure).

  2. I like those bears. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. anjum wasim dar says:

    Lovely scenes, trees and bears, amazing…

  4. mangina28 says:

    very beautiful and gorgeous,,,

  5. Reblogged this on power of h Weblog and commented:
    An artist I had never heard of. Quite exciting stuff.

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