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Famous Painters from Russia

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List of notable or famous painters from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in Russia and even some popular painters who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from Russia is included when available.

List features people like Marc Chagall, Mikhail Larionov, and many more

This historic painters from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian painters of note?" and "Who are the most famous painters from Russia?" These prominent painters of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian painters.

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  • Dementy Shmarinov was a graphic artist and painter....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1907-1999)
    • Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
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    Fyodor Stepanovich Rokotov (Fedor Rokotov) (Russian: Фёдор Степа́нович Ро́котов) (1736–December 24, 1808) was a distinguished Russian painter who specialized in portraits. Fyodor Rokotov was born into a family of peasant serfs, belonging to the Repnins. Much in his biography is obscure. He studied art in Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. After buying back his freedom at the end of the 1750s he became established as a fashionable painter. In 1765, Rokotov was elected an Academician, but he did not work as a professor in the Academy long, because it interfered with his painting. He returned to Moscow in 1765, where he lived for the rest of his life. He had a lot of commissions there, becoming...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1736-1808)
    • Birthplace: Russia
  • Igor Vitalyevich Savitsky (Russian: И́горь Вита́льевич Сави́цкий) (4 August 1915 in Kiev, Ukraine, then in Russian Empire – 27 July 1984 in Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Russian painter, archeologist and collector, especially of avant-garde art. He single-handedly founded the State Art Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, named after I.V. Savitsky, an art museum based in Nukus, Uzbekistan....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1915-1984)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
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    Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Ива́н Константи́нович Айвазо́вский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there. Following his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, Aivazovsky traveled to Europe and lived briefly in Italy in the early 1840s. He then returned to Russia and was appointed the main painter of the Russian Navy. Aivazovsky had close ties with the military and political elite of the Russian Empire and often attended military maneuvers....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1817-1900)
    • Birthplace: Feodosia, Ukraine