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Ivan Aivazovsky

 (1817 - 1900)
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was active/lived in Ukraine, Russian Federation.  Ivan Aivazovsky is known for seascape, marine scene painting.

by Aleksey Tyranov

Biography   Ivan Aivazovsky


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".

His talent as an artist earned him sponsorship and entry to the Simferopol gymnasium and later the St.Petersburg Academy of Arts, which he graduated with a gold medal. Earning awards for his early landscapes and seascapes, he went on to paint a series of portra   ...  Displaying 750 of 5123 characters.

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