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Vasiliy Polenov

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Vasiliy Polenov Biography

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.

Vasiliy Polenov 50 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Vasiliy Polenov Bibliography

Polenov by T. Yurova. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1972.