Maxim Vorobiev

1787-1855 Russia/Landscape Artist

 

Brief Biography-Maxim Vorobiev studied under the Russian veduta artist Fyodor Yakovlevich Alekseyev in Saint Petersburg. He began teaching at the Imperial Academy in 1815, a post which he held for the remainder of his life. He was given a commission to sketch various sites throughout Palestine and the Middle East, after which he was granted a pension for the undertaking. Tsar Nicholas I engaged him to sketch and paint scenes during the Russo-Turkish War, in particular scenes from the battles of Varna. His health deteriorated dramatically when his wife died in 1840. His work was greatly reduced due to grief and alcoholism and he died in virtual poverty. Ivan Shishkin, was one of his many successful students and his adopted son, Sokrat, was a renowned landscape artist.

 

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bay of
naples

bay of naples


bosphorus

bosphorus

church of the nativity
in bethlehem

church of the nativity in bethlehem

castellammare di
stabi harbour

harbour

italian
landscape

italian landscape

moonlit night in
saint petersburg

moonlit night in saint petersburg


moscow kremlin

moscow kremlin

oak tree hit by
lightining

oak tree hit by lightining

peter and paul
fortress

peter and paul fortress

raising of columns
to saint isaac's

raising of columns to saint isaac's cathedra


rome

rome

saint isaac's
cathedral

saint isaac's cathedral by Maxim Vorobiev

sunrise over
the neva

sunrise over the neva

the neva
embankment

the neva embankment

view
of jerusalem

view of jerusalem

view of the
moscow kremlin

view of the moscow kremlin