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Vereshchaghyn Vasyl Vasylyovych (1842 - 1904)

The outstanding Russian battle painter. Born in the town of Cherepovets, Vologda region today. He studied at the Sea Cadet Corps (1853 - 1860). In 1863 he graduated from Petersburg Academy of Arts, studios of O. Markov and A. Beideman. Since 1864 he had been the Professor of the Academy of Arts. He also studied at the Academy of J.-L. Jerome in Paris (1864 - 1865) and Paris School of Fine Arts (1865 - 1866). He traveled a lot around Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, India, the USA and Japan. Member of Turkestan and Russian-Turkish campaigns. He perished in Port Arthur in 1904. Chevalier of St. George Cross. Author of the famous series of battle paintings, where for the the first time in Russian painting the philosophical problems of war were raised. Painted portraits and landscapes. Creator of documentary and ethnographic genre in painting. He was world-known in the lifetime. Only in the last ten years of his life he held more than 30 solo exhibitions, half of them was held abroad. The works are stored in the State Trtyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum and other Art Musums of Russia.

Painters works:

Auction 10 Lot 20

«Girl from Turkestan», 1867 – 1868
canvas on cardboard, oil; 23,517,5

Price: 30 000 40000 $