Aleksandr Vladimirovic Makovskij


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Price of a painting by the artist: €1,700 – 287,000

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Training and development

Aleksandr Vladimirovic Makovski was a Russian realist painter born on 5 April 1869 in Moscow and died on 26 October 1924 in St. Petersburg. He was associated with the “Wanderers” movement, Peredvizhniki in Russian, from 1902.

Aleksandr Vladimirovic Makovski came from a family of painters, his uncles, Nikolay and Konstantin Makovski and his father Vladimir Makovski being themselves artists-painters. He took his first art lessons from his father, then joined the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1884. He studied with the Russian painters Vasily Polenov and Illarion Pryanishnikov while continuing to work with his father. During his studies he received several silver medals for his work.

Aleksander Vladimirovic Makovski studied in the private art school of the modern painter Fernand Cormon from 1889 to 1893 in Paris. Then he returned to the Moscow Academy of Arts where he was named “first class artist”. He attended the workshops of the realist painter Ilya Repin in 1894 and graduated the following year.

Education and Peredvizhniki

In 1896 Aleksandr Vladimirovic Makovski became the curator of the library of the Moscow Academy of Arts and two years later obtained the position of supervisor of teacher training. He also published several textbooks on painting and drawing.

He opened his private art studio and taught famous students, including Vitaly Tikhov and Boris Tsvetkov, like himself members of the Peredvizhniki. He officially became a member of the movement in 1902 even though he had been exhibiting with the “Wanderers” since 1893. He was elected member of the executive board of the Peredvizhniki from 1907 to 1922.

The Moscow Academy of Arts honoured him in 1911 when Aleksandr Vladimirovic Makovski was appointed “academician” and in 1913 he was consecrated with the position of professor and dean of the higher school of art.

He exhibited his works in 1919 at the first “Free State Exhibition” and at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia a few years before his death.

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