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Isaac Levitan

 (1860 - 1900)
Isaac Ilyitch Levitan was active/lived in Russian Federation.  Isaac Levitan is known for landscape and waterscape painting-snowscenes.

Self-portrait

Biography   Isaac Levitan


Famous for his ability to capture and convey the ineffable charm of the Russian landscape, Isaak Levitan was born in 1860 in Vibarty, Lithuania.  Orphaned by the age of eighteen, Levitan became close friends with Anton Chekhov, spending many nights with the Russian author and his family.  Chekhov would later satirize his friend in his play The Seagull as the dilettante artist Ryabovsky.

Levitan attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1873-1885.  While there, he studied under many famous names including Vasily Perov (1832-82), Alexei Savrasov (1830-97), and Vasily Perov (1844-1927).  The meeting of Alexei Savrasov proved to be prophetic for Levitan.  The Ru   ...  Displaying 750 of 2791 characters.

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The Illumination of the Kremlin
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Marsh at evening
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The Illumination of the Moscow Kremlin dedicated to the Coronation of Nicolai II, 18 May 1896
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