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Isaac Levitan

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Isaac Levitan Biography

The work of Isaac Ilyich Levitan belongs to the highest achievements of Russian culture. Its significance is compared with the works of such classics as Anton Chekhov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Stanislavsky. Levitan was born in 1860 into a poor but educated Jewish family. In the late 1860s, the family moved to Moscow, where Isaac studied at the Moscow School of Painting and Sculpture from 1873 till 1883. He lost his mother in 1875 and his father two years later. He was left penniless and homeless in Moscow, sleeping alternately in the homes of relatives and friends, sometimes spending the night in the empty classrooms of the school.

Isaac Levitan 104 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Isaac Levitan Bibliography

Isaak Levitan. Aurora. Leningrad. 1980

Levitan. by V.Petrov. Russian Painters of the XIX century. Moscow. 1992.

Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscapes by Averil King. Philip Wilson Publishers, 2004

Russian Impressionism: Paintings, 1870-1970 by Vladimir Kruglov, Vladimir Lenyashin. Harry N Abrams, 2000.

The Art and Architecture of Russia (Pelican History Art) by George Heard Hamilton. Yale Univ Pr, 1992.

A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists 1420-1970 by John Milner. Antique Collectors' Club, 1993.