Add to favorite
 

   

 Ivan Shishkin


Born:   25 January 1832
Deceased:   20 March 1898

Artist (painter, landscapist, engraver) and academician

      

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was born into a merchant familyin in the town of Elabuga in Vitebsk Province on January, 13th, 1832. He got his primary education in the Kazan grammar school. After 4 years of studies there Shishkin entered a painting college in Moscow. After finishing the college in 1856, Ivan Shishkin left to study in the Petersburg Academy of Arts (from 1856 to 1865). Apart from the academical painting

Shishkin perfected his skills outside of the Academy, in the picturesque places of Petersburg suburbs.

In 1860 Shishkin received an important award – a gold medal of the Academy. Before that he had won a number of other, less important awards. Having an opportunity to travel, Shishkin went to Germany, Munich. Then he moved to Switzerland, Zurich. Everywhere Shishkin studied in workshops of famous artists. His painting View in Vicinities of Dusseldorf gained him the rank of an academician.

In 1866 Shishkin returned to Petersburg. While traveling around Russia, Shishkin then presented his canvasses at various exhibitions. He painted numerous scenes of pine wood that made him so famous. Besides, the artist showed his works at the travelling exhibitions of the Itinerants (Peredvizhniki). In 1873 he got the rank of a professor in the Academy of Arts and for some time headed a students' workshop.

He suddenly died in Petersburg on March, 8th (20) 1898, while working on a new painting at an easel.

In Elabuga (Tatarstan) there is a monument to Shishkin and Shishkin Memorial House Museum near Shishkin Ponds. A street and Children's art school 1 are named after Shishkin.


Tags: Ivan Shishkin Russian painters    








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Samara  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Monumental Art  Regional Cuisines  St. Petersburg  Stephen Fry  Olympic Train  Zaryadye  Russian courts  Landscapes  Moscow Rest  Red Line  Moscow Architecture  Russian Cinema  Russian banks  Russian scientists  Russian opera singers  the Urals region  Boris Vasilyev  Russian tourism  Detinets  Silk Screening  Russian science  comet discovery  Russian business  Science and Technology  Exhibitions in Moscow  Arkhangelsk  Leonid Fedun  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  NSA  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Moscow  The Afisha Picnic  Circumnavigation  meldonium  Georgian wine  Valentin Yudashkin  Karachay-Cherkessia  Pavlovsky Posad  Film Festivals  Life Saving  Khabarovsk  activity holidays  Fyodor Volkov Award  Russian culture  Russian companies  All Events  Russian economy  Russian rouble 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites