Vasiliy Ivanovich Surikov
Born in Krasnoyarsk in 1848. Died in Moscow in 1926. Having arrived from Siberia, Surikov studied in St. Petersburg, at the Academy of Arts under the remarkable teacher and graphic artist P.P. Chistyakov, and from 1877 settled in Moscow. During different periods of his life, Surikov traveled extensively in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain) and Russia. In 1881, the artist joined the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions. The historical genre was Surikov’s principal one. The artist depicted mainly turning points in Russian history in monumental paintings with a large number of figures. However, he also did small landscape paintings and portraits. A born painter, Surikov had a remarkable sense of color. Venetian painting influenced the formation of his art. The artist worked not only in oils, but also in watercolors.
Ilya Yefimovich Repin
Portrait of the artist Vasily Ivanovich Surikov
oil on canvas
62.5 x 54 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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