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VENETSIANOV Alexei Gavrilovich

1780, Moscow - 1847, Poddubie (Tver Province)

Founding father of Russian peasant genre painting. Painter, portraitist, etcher, lithographer. Son of a Moscow merchant, educated at private boarding school, worked as a draughtsman. Moved to St Petersburg (1802) and worked as a land surveyor for the crown properties and forestry departments. Studied painting independently, copied works in the Imperial Hermitage and drew pastel portraits. Academician (1811). Resigned from the civil service, moved to the country and painted genre scenes from life (early 1820s). Exhibited at the Imperial Academy of Arts and the Society for the Encouragement of Artists. Had many students, who formed the Venetsianov school in Russian art. Killed in a road accident at the Milyukov estate.

Collection of the Russian Museum

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Portrait of the Artist and Art Teacher Kirill Golovachevsky with Three Pupils of the Imperial Academy of Arts
Portrait of the Artist and Art Teacher Kirill Golovachevsky with Three Pupils of the Imperial Academy of Arts
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
1811
Portrait of Countess Natalia Stroganova, Wife of Adjutant General Baron Sergei Stroganov
Portrait of Countess Natalia Stroganova, Wife of Adjutant General Baron Sergei Stroganov
Два крестьянских мальчика со змеем
Два крестьянских мальчика со змеем
1820
Threshing Barn
Threshing Barn
1822–23
A Peasant Boy Donning Bast Shoes
A Peasant Boy Donning Bast Shoes
Between 1823 and 1826
Morning of a Landowner’s Wife (Landowner’s Wife Engaged in Housekeeping: Landowner's Wife Giving Flax to Peasant Women)
Morning of a Landowner’s Wife (Landowner’s Wife Engaged in Housekeeping: Landowner's Wife Giving Flax to Peasant Women)
На Сенном рынке
На Сенном рынке
Peasant Cutting Off a Hunk of Bread
Peasant Cutting Off a Hunk of Bread
1820s
Sleeping Shepherd Boy
Sleeping Shepherd Boy
Between 1823 and 1826
Reaper
Reaper
Mid-1820s
Dairy Maid (Peasant Woman with a Milk Pail)
Dairy Maid (Peasant Woman with a Milk Pail)
Before 1826
A Girl in a Headscarf
A Girl in a Headscarf
End of 1820-s
Reapers
Reapers
Late 1820s
Купальщицы
Купальщицы
1829
Girl in a Hay Loft
Girl in a Hay Loft
1830s
The First Steps (A Peasant Woman with a Child)
The First Steps (A Peasant Woman with a Child)
1830s
A Peasant Woman from Tver Province
A Peasant Woman from Tver Province
1840
Fortune Telling by Cards
Fortune Telling by Cards
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