Matveyevich Izmailovich

Russia • 1872−1959

Painter-a watercolorist and a graphic. He studied at the Central school of technical drawing of Baron Stieglitz in St. Petersburg (1889 – 1899) G. Manizer, which was one of the most successful disciples, and M. Koshelev. In 1895 he received the title of draughtsman with the right to trip abroad. During 1896 – 1898 he studied at the Roman Academy of fine arts in F. Pradilla, as well as in Paris and Berlin. From 1893 he participated in the exhibitions of Hur, of the St. Petersburg Islands artists. Executed portraits and portrait-household composition got more and more popular thanks to the murals and the restoration of the interiors of museums and private homes, in particular Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and the engineer's castle in St. Petersburg. The author of the painted ceiling of the great hall of the mansion Eliseev and the Central dome of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The portrait of his young wife Mary thirty, but already a well-known painter, created on his return from Italy and marriage to Mary. This story he never repeated and the copies it did. The artist's works in large editions were reproduced on postcards, which had immense popularity, and today are real rarities among collectors. The author of one of the first artistic portraits of Vladimir Lenin and A. Lunacharsky, which was written from life. Taught in the educational institutions of St. Petersburg. Works are in state Tretyakov gallery, state Russian Museum, Ulyanovsk HMM, the Museum of history and atheism in St. Petersburg.

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