Ivan Pavlovitch Pochitonov
(1850/51 - 1923/24)
Ivan Pavlovitch Pochitonov was active/lived in Russian Federation, France, Belgium. Ivan Pochitonov is known for plein air landscape scene painting.
SELF-PORTRAIT AT HIS EASEL
Biography Ivan Pavlovitch 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 Traveling Art Exhibitions or Peredvizhniki. He spent most of his life in France and Belgium and was greatly respected by art lovers as an unrivaled master of miniature painting and a favorite 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 traveled to Italy for fur
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