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was born in Novocherkassk (province of Rostov, on the Don) in 1859 and
died in St. Petersburg in 1918. He was born into a family of Don
Cossaks. He studied from 1877 to 1881 at the Imperial Academy of Arts in
St. Petersburg under Mikhail Konstantinovich Klodt.
In 1886 he became a
member of the Peredvizhniki (the Wanderers), a group of Russian artists
who in protest at academic restrictions formed an artists' cooperative
which evolved into the Society for Traveling Art Exhibitions in 1870.
The society formed in 1870 in St. Petersburg under Ivan Kramskoi,
Grigoriy Myasoyedov, Nikolai Ge and Vasily Perov's leadership as part of
the contemporary avant-garde artists’ movement towards democratic
ideals in opposition to the ‘official’ centre of art.
Peredvizhniki exhibition of 1884, Dubovsky showed Winter Landscape,
which was acquired by Pavel Tretyakov, founder and owner of Tretyakov
Gallery. In 1900, Dubovsky participated in the Universal Exhibition,
Paris. Around this time he traveled to Sillamäe, Estonia, a popular
destination for intellectuals and scientists from Russia. Other visitors
to the town included composers Pjotr Tchaikovsky and Eduard Trubin,
poets Vjatcheslav Ivanov and Konstantin Balmont, writer Endel Tennov,
the inventor Boris Rozgin, and artist Konstantin Somov.
Dubovsky became a professor at the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg. He
specialized in landscape paintings.
Dubovsky is represented in the following collections: Tretyakov
Gallery, Moscow; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, amongst others.
Sphinx Fine Art
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