Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin Biography | Oil Paintings
1-25-1832 Yelabuga, RUS - 3-20-1898 St. Petersburg, RUSBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture for four years starting in 1852 at the age of twenty. After that, he went to school at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts from 1856 to 1860, graduating with the highest honors and a gold medal, which came with an imperial scholarship for his further studies in Europe. He finally went abroad in 1862 to Berlin and Dresden, returning to Russia in 1865.
Five years later Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin became a member of the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and was a professor of painting from 1873 to 1898. At the same time, Shishkin headed the landscape painting class at the Highest Art School in St. Petersburg.
On his return to Saint Petersburg, he became a member of the Circle of the Itinerants and of the Society of Russian Watercolorists, and exhibited at the Paris World Fair in 1867 and again in1878, and Vienna World Fair of 1873, He also took part in exhibitions at the Academy of Arts, the All Russian Exhibition in Moscow in 1882.
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin owned a dacha in Vyra, south of St. Petersburg. There he painted some of his finest landscapes. Shishkin's painting method was somewhat a photo-realistic study of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, wild nature, animals, and birds. In 1891, he was appointed professor and director of the landscape class in the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy Advanced Art School. The artist has a small planet named after him, 3558 Shishkin, discovered in 1978.
Art Movement: Realism.
He Traveled To Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Czech.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.