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 Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky  (1817 - 1900)

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Lived/Active: Ukraine/Russian Federation      Known for: seascape, marine scene painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Ivan Aivazovsky
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Birth
1817 (Feodosiya, Crimea, Ukraine)
 
Death
1900 (Feodosiya, Crimea, Ukraine)

Lived/Active
Ukraine/Russian Federation


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Often Known For
seascape, marine scene painting

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Ivan Aivazovksy July 29, 1817 – May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings.

Aivazovsky was born in the town of Feodosiya (Theodosia), Crimea (Russian Empire) (modern-day Ukraine) to a poor Armenian family. His parents' family name was Aivazian. Some of the artist's paintings bear a signature, in Armenian letters, "Hovhannes Aivazian".

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