Vasilii Ivanovich Surikov
(1848 - 1916)
Vasilii Ivanovich Surikov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Vasilii Surikov is known for history and religion painting-architecture.
Biography Vasilii Ivanovich Surikov
Ivanovich Surikov was born in Krasnoyarsk into a family of Siberian
Cossacks, whose ancestors came to conquer Siberia with Yermak in the
16th century (The Conquest of Siberia by Yermak). The future artist grew
up among brave and solid people, in severe natural conditions. Surikov
said later that Siberia gave him the ideals of historical characters,
spirit, strength and health.
He received his first art lessons from his school teacher,
N.V.Grebnev, who, seeing the talent of the boy, started to work with him
individually. After finishing school in 1868, the young man left for
St. Petersburg on horse-back to join the Academy. He spent
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