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