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 Stepan  Yaremich

Born:   July 22 (August 3) 1869
Deceased:   October 14, 1939

Russian art critic and artist


Stepan Yaremich was a Russian artist of the Ukrainian origin, graphic artist, stage designer, restorer, and art critic. He was born in the village of Galaiki of the Kiev Province in 1869.
Stepan Yaremich got the basics of his art education at the icon-painting school of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra in 1882-1887. From 1887 to 1894 he continued his training in painting at the Kiev Drawing School of Nikolay Murashko that followed the principles of the Itinerants. In the late 1880s Stepan Yaremich took lessons from Nikolay Nikolaevich Ge and was Mikhail Vrubel’s assistant in creating sketches for frescoes of the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev.
From 1900 Stepan Yaremich lived and worked in St. Petersburg, published articles on the Russian and West European art, and was reputed as an outstanding expert and collector of the West European drawing. In 1904-1908 the artist lived in France. He worked in Serge Diaghilev's famous enterprise in Paris and painted the scenery to Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov staged in Grand Opera in Paris.

Stepan Yaremich was a member of the Russian Artists Union.

He participated in exhibitions organized by the World of Art association. In particular, at an exhibition of 1903 he represented his large painting Diana's Bathing made in in traditions of the old masters after Alexander Benois’ sketch.
After the Revolution he worked in the Hermitage: as the head of the drawing compartment from 1918 and the principal of the restoration studio of the Hermitage in the 1930s worked.

Stepan Yaremich specialized in landscapes and architecture views of St. Petersburg, Versailles, Kiev, Venice and other cities. As an art critic, Stepan Yaremich wrote a number of works on the history of the Russian and Ukrainian art. He authored monographs dedicated to Valentin Serov, Pavel Chistyakov, Nikolai Ge and other painters. Stepan Yaremich is known as the author of the first detailed work about Mikhail Vrubel's art.
Stepan Yaremich died in Leningrad in 1939.

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