Ivan Yendogurov was born into the family of a Rear Admiral. Having graduated from a classical gymnasium, he entered the law faculty of St. Petersburg University, but later he chose painting and studying on his own.
His paintings Early Spring, Backyards, and Birch Grove first appeared at the 1885 academic exhibition. The subsequent works of the painter were exhibited by the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions. At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Yendogurov received a silver medal.
Like a son of a rear admiral was supposed to, Ivan Yendogurov was born in Kronstadt. Having graduated from the classical gymnasium, he entered the law faculty of St. Petersburg University, where he studied successfully for two years. However, his passion for painting made the student opt for fine art.
The aspiring artist studied a lot on his own. At the academic exhibition in 1885, he presented his first paintings to the public. Those were Early Spring, Backyards, and Birch Grove.
The subsequent works of the painter were exhibited by the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions. At the world exhibition in Paris in 1889, I. I. Yendogurov received a silver medal. The landscape painter’s artworks Pond, Early Spring, Landscape, Rain, Mosses, Winter. By the Fire, At the Pond, Early Spring carry such a significant personal charge of sadness that this feeling inevitably takes possession of the viewer, making him kind of lose something completely unclear, but close and dear.
The following year after the death of the young painter, Mrs. Andreeva, the widow of Vice Admiral Yendogurov, established the award for landscape painting at the Academy of Arts, named after the brothers I. I. and S. I. Yendogurovs, her sons.