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Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi

 (1842 - 1910)
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was active/lived in Russian Federation, Ukraine.  Arkhip Kuindzhi is known for luminous landscape painting.

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi

Born in the Ukraine in Mariupol, Arkhip Kuindzhi was raised in the city of Taganrog in a family supported meagerly by a father, who was Greek and a shoemaker.  Both parents died when Kuindzhi was six years old, so from a young age he worked hard to support himself by finding  jobs that included church construction, grazing animals, and helping in the shop of a corn merchant.  From 1860 to 1865, he retouched photos and then unsuccessfully tried to have his own photography shop.  Ultimately he moved to St. Petersburg and studied at the Academy of Arts from 1868 and was voted into full membership in 1893. 

However, in rebellion against the Academy, he associated with a group of Russian realist artists, Peredviz  ...  Displaying 750 of 2152 characters.

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Biography photo for Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
by Viktor Vasnetsov 1869

About  Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi

Born:  1842 - Mariupol, Ukraine
Died:   1910
Known for:  luminous landscape painting