(1898 - 1970)
Ivan (Giovanni) Karpoff was active/lived in Russian Federation. Ivan Karpoff is known for painting.
As a child shows an extraordinary gift for drawing and painting. Encouraged by his father, a surgeon, he is assigned to a local painter. He graduated from art school in Rostov and then moved to Kiev, where he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1916, drafted into the army, he was forced to interrupt his studies. Wounded and taken prisoner by the Austrians first and then by the British, unable to flee to Bulgaria, in Sofia, where he began to attend the Academy of Fine Arts. He gets a scholarship and in 1925 American arrives in Italy, in Milan, where he attended the School of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. During his years at the Academy knows the painter Julia Ivanovna Lund (1905-1974), of Norwegian origin but born in Ru ... Displaying 750 of 817 characters.