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Ayvazovsky, Ivan (Konstantinovich)locked

(b Feodosiya [now Kaffa], July 29, 1817; d Feodosiya, June 2, 1900).
  • M. N. Sokolov

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Russian painter of Armenian descent. The son of an Armenian merchant, throughout his life he kept his links with the ancient traditions of Armenian Christian culture. He studied at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, in 1833–7 under Maksim Vorob’yov (1787–1855), a prominent Russian landscape painter of the Romantic period. From ...

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