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Vasiliy Polenov

(1844-1927)

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Biography

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Biography ExtractVasiliy Dmitrievich Polenov was born into a noble and intelligent family; his father was a high-ranking military officer and archeologist. His mother was fond of fine arts and was an amateur painter. Their son inherited the talents of both parents love for science and for art.
He studied simultaneously in the St. Petersburg University and in the Academy of Arts. In 1871, he got a diploma of a lawyer and a Major Gold Medal in the Academy for his picture Raising of Jairus' Daughter (1871). It took him several years to decide to go in favor of painting. As a pensioner of the Academy he traveled to Germany, Italy, France, painted historical and genre pictures and portraits. Read Vasiliy Polenov's Full Biography

Vasiliy Polenov. Raising of Jairus' Daughter. Raising of Jairus' Daughter. 1871. Oil on canvas. The Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Crossing of the River Oyat. Crossing of the River Oyat. 1872. Oil on canvas. Museum-Estate of V. Polenov, Tula region, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Ebb-Tide. Normandy. Ebb-Tide. Normandy. 1874. Oil on canvas. Museum-Estate of V. Polenov, Tula region, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Fishing Boat. Etretat. Normandy. Fishing Boat. Etretat. Normandy. 1874. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. White Horse. Normandy. White Horse. Normandy. 1874. Oil on canvas. Museum-Estate of V. Polenov, Tula region, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Le droit du Seigneur. Le droit du Seigneur. 1874. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Old Gates. Normandy. Old Gates. Normandy. 1875. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Arrest of a Huguenot. The Arrest of a Huguenot. 1875. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Odalisque. Odalisque. 1875. Oil on canvas. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Portrait of the Narrator of the Folk Tales Nikita Bogdanov. Portrait of the Narrator of the Folk Tales Nikita Bogdanov. 1876. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Pond in the Park. Olshanka. Pond in the Park. Olshanka. 1877. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Uspensky Cathedral. South Gates. The Uspensky Cathedral. South Gates. 1877. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Teremny Palace. The Teremny Palace. 1877. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Shrine of the Metropolitan Iona in the Uspensky Cathedral. The Shrine of the Metropolitan Iona in the Uspensky Cathedral. 1877. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Moscow Backyard. Moscow Backyard. 1878. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Granny's Orchard. Granny's Orchard. 1878. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Pond. Pond. 1879. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The River Oyat. Study. The River Oyat. Study. 1880. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Birchwood Alley in Abramtzevo. The Birchwood Alley in Abramtzevo. 1880. Oil on canvas. The State Art Museum Abramtzevo, Moscow region, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Troada. Troada. 1881. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Nile. The Nile. 1881. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Temple of Isis. The Temple of Isis. 1882. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. The Parthenon, Temple of Athena Pallas. The Parthenon, Temple of Athena Pallas. . Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. Erechteion. Erechteion. 1882. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Vasiliy Polenov. An Olive-Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane. An Olive-Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane. 1882. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
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