Ivan Shishkin

1832-1898 Russia/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Ivan Shishkin was born in Yelabuga, Russia, in 1832. He studied art at the Moscow School of Painting and the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He gained a scholarship to study abroad which enabled him to visit Germany and Switzerland. On his return he became a professor of painting at the academy and later entered the Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions. They were a group of artists opposed to the restrictions of academicism, however, he always exhibited with the academy. His works are mostly noted for his spectacular forest landscapes.

 

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a rye field

a rye field


at the wicket

at the wicket

beech forest in
switzerland

beech forest in switzerland


birch forest

birch forest

corner of overgrown
garden

corner of overgrown garden


for mushrooms

for mushrooms


forest distance

forest distance


forest edge

forest edge

forest in
switzerland

forest in switzerland

forest of countess
mordvinova

forest of countess mordvinova

in front of the
window

in front of the window


in the grove

in the grove


in the park

in the park


in the wild north

in the wild north

landscape with
herons

landscape with herons


lumbering

lumbering

man on
the doorstep

man on the doorstep


marsh

marsh

morning in
a pine forest

morning in a pine forest


noon

noon


oak grove

oak grove


oaks

oaks


pine forest

pine forest


pine on sand

pine on sand


polesie landscape

polesie landscape

rain in an
oak forest

rain in an oak forest


rocky landscape

rocky landscape


rye fields

rye fields


stones in the forest

stones in the forest


swiss landscape

swiss landscape


teutoburg forest

teutoburg forest


the clearing

the clearing


the dark wood

the dark wood


the pine forest

the pine forest


view near dusseldorf

view near dusseldorf[


village courtyard

village courtyard


windmill in the field

windmill in the field


winter

winter


woodland grove

woodland grove