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 Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi  (1842 - 1910)

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Lived/Active: Russian Federation/Ukraine      Known for: luminous landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Arkhip Kuindzhi
1842 (Mariupol, Ukraine)

Russian Federation/Ukraine

by Viktor Vasnetsov 1869

Often Known For
luminous landscape painting

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Born in the Ukraine in Mariupol, Arkhip Kuindzhi was raised in the city of Taganrog in a family supported meagerly by a father, who was Greek and a shoemaker.  Both parents died when Kuindzhi was six years old, so from a young age he worked hard to support himself by finding  jobs that included church construction, grazing animals, and helping in the shop of a corn merchant.  From 1860 to 1865, he retouched photos and then unsuccessfully tried to have his own photography shop.&nbs (showing 500 of 2152 characters).

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