Zankovskyy Illya Mykolayevych, 1832 - 1919

A Russian painter of Polish origin. He studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1862 - 1863). After graduation he moved to Tiflis, where he served as an officer in the military and topographical department of the Caucasus Military District, there he painted. Since 1888 he exhibited his paintings at the fairs of the Society of Russian watercolo...

A Russian painter of Polish origin. He studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1862 - 1863). After graduation he moved to Tiflis, where he served as an officer in the military and topographical department of the Caucasus Military District, there he painted. Since 1888 he exhibited his paintings at the fairs of the Society of Russian watercolorist and Caucasian union of Fine Art promotion, Union of the mutual assistance of Caucasian artists. Both unions did much organizational work and actively contributed to the art education of Caucasus. In the last quarter of the •§•th century in Tiflis the drawing school began working, which in 1886 was reformed into the School of Drawing and Painting of the Caucasus Union of Fine Arts Promotion. Since this year he devoted himself to teaching and educational activities. Among the works of the artists are the most majestic views of the Caucasus Mountains. Being the officer on duty, the artist visited almost all the mountainous areas of the Caucasus, from which he brought sketches to his future works. He became famous due to his skillful transmission of light effects. His works are presented in the State Russian Museum, Odessa Art Museum, the Art Museum of Omsk and in many other museums and private collections.

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