Ivan Kramskoy

The founder of the movement of The Itinerants, or the so-called" revolt of fourteen". It was a group of Russian realist artists who formed an artists' cooperative in protest of academic restrictions; it evolved into the Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions in 1870.

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Ilya Repin

The genius of Russian painting, he became a teacher for a dozen such brilliant artists and drew hundreds pictures and tens of thousands of sketches

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Valentine Serov

The first Russian impressionist and the most famous Repin's student. He worked all his life to exhaustion and died at the easel when drawing the customer.

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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Russian and Soviet painter, graphic artist, who worked in the styles of socialist realism and symbolism. A distinctive feature of his works was their similarity to icons, while the country moved away from God.

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Mstislav Dobuzhinsky

He was a Russian-Lithuanian artist noted for his cityscapes conveying the explosive growth and decay of the early twentieth-century city. His the most famous works - illustrations for "White Nights" by Dostoevsky.

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Ilya Glazunov

Artist of the second half of the 20 century, whose paintings are like a cry of despair for Russia and its history and people. The most common themes in his works is Russian sadness, the terrible Blockade which he survived and St. Petersburg of Dostoevsky, which turning the soul inside out.

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Vladimir Kolbasov

Modern artist watercolorist from St. Petersburg. The city of White nights in his works is a fairy-tale city, like nostalgia for something kind and childish that smells of old books and cozy courtyards.

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Gennady Spirin

Сhildren's book illustrator, he is noted for his unique style of watercolor illustration. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, Spirin immigrated to the US, ultimately settling in Princeton, NJ, where he has lived and worked since.

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