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Blind Master. 1884

Maximov Vasily,
Oil on сanvas
52 х 61

State Russian Museum


Vasily Maximov was one of the leading Wanderers. He completely dedicated his work to the depiction of peasant life. The son of a peasant, he never lost his connection to the village, and this gives his work a particular authenticity. Blind Master is permeated with sorrow and sympathy for the poor. At the same time, the artist lovingly conveys the details of patriarchal peasant life.

Author's Biography

Maximov Vasily

Maximov, Vasily Maximovich
1844, Lopino (St Petersburg Province) å 1911, St Petersburg
Painter,portraitist,genreartist.Workedaticon-paint¬ing studios of Vasily Peshekhonov and K. A. Yary¬gin in St Petersburg (1855–1863). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1862–1866), graduated with a title of third-class artist. Member of an Artel of Artists created by Pyotr Krestonostsev by the example of Ivan Kramskoi Artel (1864–1865). Aca¬demician (from 1870). Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (from 1871). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1878), World Exhibition in Paris (1878), All-Russian Exhibition in Moscow (1882).

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