Veshchilov Konstantin Aleksandrovich, 1878 – 1945

A Russian painter. Born in St. Petersburg. During 1893 - 1896 he studied at the Drawing School of the Siciety of Petersburg Artists, and in the years of 1896 - 1898 he attended the School of Duchess M. Tyenisheva. The years of 1898 - 1904 were the years of his study at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under the tutelage of I. Repin. After graduati...

A Russian painter. Born in St. Petersburg. During 1893 - 1896 he studied at the Drawing School of the Siciety of Petersburg Artists, and in the years of 1896 - 1898 he attended the School of Duchess M. Tyenisheva. The years of 1898 - 1904 were the years of his study at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under the tutelage of I. Repin. After graduating from the Academy he got a two yearsХ foreign pensionship. In 1908 he graduated from the Archaeological Institute. He participated in the Spring exhibitions in the Academy halls, in the exhibitions of the Society of Russian Watercolorists (being its member since 1911) and the Association of the Itinerant Art Exhibitions. Since 1912 he was appointed a painter of the Admiralty. Travelled around Egypt and Palestine, Italy and France. He got a prize in the Art Contest n.a. A. Kuindzhi and a prize of the Society for Encooraging Arts. Several paintings of the master were bought by Empress Maria Fedorivna. The works were reproduced in the magazines "Niva", "Ogonek", "Rodina" and "Solntse Rossii". In 1914 he was the head of the decorative division of the Theater reffered to the Literary and Art Society. Since 1922 he had lived and worked in France and since the mid of the 1930Хs - in the U.S. He painted landscapes and paintings using the themes of Russian and ancient history. His works are stored in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the state Russian Museum and many other museums.

 

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