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Brook in a Birch Forest. 1883

Shishkin Ivan,
Oil on canvas
105 х 153

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1935 от В. В. Анненковой


The time of flowering in summer was Shishkin’s favourite and most developed motif. This landscape creates a feeling of tranquillity, and was painted at the pinnacle of the artist’s career, when his desire for greater artistic freedom was tangible.

Author's Biography

Shishkin Ivan

Shishkin, Ivan Ivanovich (1832, Yelabuga (Vyatka Gubernia) - 1898, St Petersburg)
Painter, draughtsman, engraver, landscapist. Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1852-1855) and the Imperial Academy of Arts (1856-1860). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Germany and Switzerland (1862-1865). Worked in the studio of Rudolf Roller in Zurich (1863), painted studies in the Teutoburg Forest (1864). Lived in Dusseldorf (1864-1865). Founding member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1870-1898). Professor (1873). Full member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1893). Head the landscape studio at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1894-1895, 1897). Contributed to the World Exhibitions in Paris (1867, 1878), London (1872) and Vienna (1873). Lived in St Petersburg.

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