(1850/51 - 1923/24)
Ivan Pavlovitch Pochitonov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Ivan Pochitonov is known for painting.
SELF-PORTRAIT AT HIS EASEL
Biography Ivan Pochitonov
Ivan Pokhitonov was a self-taught artist who became an active member of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions or Peredvizhniki. He spent most of his life in France and Belgium and was greatly respected by art lovers as an unrivalled master of miniature painting and a favourite of the famous collector, Pavel Tretyakov (1832-1898).
Pokhitonov had many different interests as a young man. He first went to study at the Cadet School with dreams of having a career as an officer, following family tradition. Later, having chosen to study natural history, he moved to the Moscow Academy of Agriculture, then to the Zoology Faculty in Odessa. In 1876 Pokhitonov travelled to Italy for further study b
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