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Feodor Vasilyev

(1850-1873)

Feodor Vasilyev Portrait

Biography

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The works of the wonderfully gifted landscape painter Feodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev, who died very young, are of great importance for Russian culture.

Born into a poor family in 1850 he had to earn his living from the age of 12 years Ė he worked as a mailman, scriber, assistant to a restorer of pictures. After his fatherís untimely death, he became the sole supporter of the family. In 1865, he managed to enter the evening classes of the School of Painting, sponsored by the Society for Promotion of Artists. Vasilyevís exceptional talent required perfection, but the artistís hard life barred its progress denying him the opportunity of a necessary technical training. While at School, Vasilyev got acquainted with many painters, who took care of him. He was especially friendly and close with Kramskoy and Shishkin, who took Vasilyev to work with them en plein-air and in travels throughout Russia.

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Feodor Vasilyev. Clouds. The Village of Krestinskoye. Clouds. The Village of Krestinskoye. 1867. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Near a Church. Valaam. Near a Church. Valaam. 1867. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. After a Rain. After a Rain. 1867. Oil on paper, mounted on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. On Valaam. Rocks. On Valaam. Rocks. 1867. Oil on paper, mounted on cardboard. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. On the River. Calm. On the River. Calm. 1867. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. The Shore. Cloudy Day. The Shore. Cloudy Day. 1867-1869. Oil on cardboard. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Peasant's Courtyard. Peasant's Courtyard. 1867-1869. Oil on paper, mounted on cardboard. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Logs By the Road. Logs By the Road. 1867-1869. Oil on wood. The A. N. Radishchev Museum of Arts, Saratov, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Peasants with a Boat on a Sandy Beach. Peasants with a Boat on a Sandy Beach. 1868. Oil on canvas. The Fine Arts Museum, Omsk, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Near a Watering Place. Near a Watering Place. 1868. Oil on paper, mounted on cardboard. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Before a Thunderstorm. Before a Thunderstorm. 1868. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Street in a Village. Street in a Village. 1868. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. After a Thunderstorm. After a Thunderstorm. 1868. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Before a Thunderstorm. Before a Thunderstorm. 1868. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Village. Village. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. On the River. Windy Day. On the River. Windy Day. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Morning in a Village. Morning in a Village. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. After a Rain. After a Rain. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Autumn. Autumn. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Hot Summer Day. Hot Summer Day. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Evening. Evening. 1869. Oil on canvas. Picture Gallery, Tambov, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Dawn in St. Petersburg. Dawn in St. Petersburg. . Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Illumination in St. Petersburg. Illumination in St. Petersburg. 1869. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Poplars. Poplars. 1870. Oil on canvas. The Konyonkov Museum of Fine Arts, Smolensk, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Boat. Boat. 1870. Oil on canvas, mounted on wood. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Barges near the Bank. Barges near the Bank. 1870. Watercolour on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Volga View. Barges. Detail. Volga View. Barges. Detail. 1870. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. After a Heavy Rain. After a Heavy Rain. 1870. Watercolour, white on paper. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Bridge over a Brook. Bridge over a Brook. 1870. Light brown sepia on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. River in Krasnoye Selo. River in Krasnoye Selo. 1870. Oil on canvas. Museum of Arts, Kazan, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Thaw. Thaw. 1871. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Bank of the Volga after a Thunderstorm. Bank of the Volga after a Thunderstorm. 1871. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Pond at the Sunset. Pond at the Sunset. 1871. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Winter in the Crimea. Winter in the Crimea. 1871-1873. Oil on cardboard. The Perm Art Gallery, Perm, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Feodor Vasilyev. Mountains in the Crimea in Winter. Mountains in the Crimea in Winter. 1871-1873. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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