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Early Days:

   Polenov studied under Pavel Chistyakov and in the Imperial Academy of Arts from 1863 to 1871. He was the pensioner of academy of arts in Italy and France, where he painted a number of pictures in the spirit of Academism on subjects taken from the European history ("The Right of mister", 1874, Tretyakov gallery); at the same time he worked a lot in the open air.

Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov


Personal Details


Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov

Place of birth


Date of Birth

1 June 1844

Date of Death

18 July 1927




Peredvizhniki movement of realist artists


Landscape Painter


   Polenov took part in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878 as the war artist. Returning from the war, he joined the Peredvizhniki, taking part in their mobile exhibitions. His works won the admiration of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov, who acquired many of them for his gallery.

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