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