Russian Artists
Portraitists, History/Genre/Landscape Painters, Sculptors of Russia.

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Portrait of Unknown Woman (1883)
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy.

For details of art movements
and styles, see: History of Art.
For the chronology and dates
of key events in the evolution
of visual arts around the world
see: History of Art Timeline.

Russian Artists (c.1300 onwards)


Although perhaps less renowned than Western artists, Russian painters have produced masterpieces to equal, if not surpass, works by any French or Italian painter, in any of the main genres. Russian portraitists, Russian landscape artists, and Russian history or genre painters - all of them express the soul of Mother Russia. Their handling of colour and tone, their compositional ability, their skill in landscape painting (the dusty road, the quiet forest), their ability in presenting rural genre-scenes, their portraiture, and their history painting, is on a par with any national school of fine art. No photograph can reproduce the country's mysterious beauty like a beautiful painting can. So if you really want to experience the sights, smells, heat and cold of pre-Revolutionary Russia (including Belorussia, Ukraine, and Siberia), curl up with a book on Russian art. Russian sculptors can be equally creative, especially where monumental sculpture is concerned. You can see magnificent examples of historical figures in all major towns and cities, plus haunting war memorials, throughout the country.

Vladimirka (The Road to Vladimir)
(1892) Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow.
Showing the limitless Russian horizon.
Among the greatest modern paintings.

For more information about
oils and other 2-D media,
see: Fine Art Painting.
For details of 3-D media,
see the Art of Sculpture.
For etching, engraving,
see Printmaking Art.

For a list of the Top 10 painters/
sculptors: Best Artists of All Time.

For the greatest view painters, see:
Best Landcape Artists.
For the greatest still life art, see:
Best Still Life Painters.
For the greatest portraitists
see: Best Portrait Artists.
For the greatest genre-painting, see:
Best Genre Painters.
For the top allegorical painting,
see: Best History Painters.

A-Z List of Russian Artists

The list includes practititioners of fine art (painters, illustrators, sculptors) in all genres (history painting, portraiture, genre-works, landscape and still life), printmaking (etchers, engravers, lithographers), and the decorative arts. They originate from all areas of the old Russian Empire, including White Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, the Baltic countries, and Siberia).

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[• = Sample work. Painting, sculpture, decorative item, etching, engraving, theatrical set, illustration, relief, statue or other work of fine art]

The best art museums in what
was previously called Soviet
Russia, include the following
Byelorussia State Museum, Minsk
Kiev Museum of Russian Art, Ukraine
Kuibyshev Art Museum
Mendeleev Museum St. Petersburg
Moldavia Art Museum, Kishinev
Pushkin Museum Fine Arts
Moscow Tretyakov Gallery
(founded by Pavel Tretyakov)
Nizhniy Novgorod Art Museum
Novgorod Art and History Museum
Omsk Museum of Fine Arts
Perm Art Gallery
Radishchev Museum of Arts, Saratov
Rostov-on-Don Museum of Fine Arts
Savitsky Picture Gallery, Penza
St Petersburg Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg Russian Museum
Voronezh Museum of Fine Arts
Yaroslavl Art Museum


Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)
Seascape and landscape painter, portraitist
Storm, 1886

Fedor Alekseev (1753-1824)
Cityscape and landscape painter
Red Square in Moscow, 1801

Nathan Altman (1889-1970)
Painter, sculptor
Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, 1914

Mikhail Anikushin (1917-1997)
Monument sculptor
• Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg

Nikolay Anokhin (1966-)
Still life and landscape painter
In the old house of Rakitins, 1998

Mark Antokolski (1843-1902)
Ivan the Terrible, 1871

Alexei Antropov (1716-95)
Painter, portraitist
Catherine II (1764)

Ivan Argunov (1729-1802)
Painter, portraitist
Kalmyk girl Annushka, 1767

Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Cubist sculptor
Walking Woman, 1912

Abram Arkhipov (1862-1930)
Genre painter
Visiting, 1915


Vasily Baksheyev (1862-1958)
Landscape artist
Blue Spring, 1930

Leon Bakst (1866-1924)
Set/costume designer for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes; portraitist, history painter
Portrait of Zinaida Hippius, 1906

Maria Bashkirtseva (1858-84)
The Studio, 1881

Alexander Benois (1870-1960)
Historical landscape artist
Versailles: by the Statue of Curtius, 1896

Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942)
Painter, illustrator, stage designer
• Set for the The Golden Cockerel, 1909

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky (1868-1945)
Realist painter
Reading a Letter, 1892

Alexey Bogoliubov (1824-1896)
Landscape artist
Volga Banks, 1864

Kseniya Boguslavskaya (1892-1972)
Russian Futurist, Suprematist painter, interior decorator.
Portrait of a Lady in Pink, the Artists Sister (1911) State Russian Museum.

Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905)
Symbolist painter
Daphnis and Chloe, 1901

Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757-1825)
Painter, portraitist
Catherine II in Tsarskoe Selo, 1794

Alexander Briullov (1798-1877)
Neoclassical architect and painter, portraitist
Portrait of Natalia Pushkina, 1831

Karl Briullov (1799-1852)
Neoclassical painter
The Last Day of Pompeii, 1830-33

Feodor Bruni (1799-1875)
Neoclassical painter
Maenad Giving Drink to Amur, 1828

David Burlyuk (1882-1967)
Russian avant-garde painter, book illustrator, Father of Russian Futurism
Organized Knave of Diamonds group and Donkey's Tail Exhibition group.
Futurist Woman, 1911.


Marc Chagall (1887–1985)
Painter, illustrator, stained glass artist, ceramics and tapestry designer
(see also Jewish Art)
The Fiddler, 1912
View from the Window, 1914

Pavel Chistyakov (1832-1919)
Painter, arts teacher
Sophia of Lithuania at the Wedding of Vasily the Blind, 1861

Peter Clodt (1805-1867)
• Nicholas I on Isaac's Square, Saint-Petersburg

Vasily Demut-Malinovsky (1779-1846)
Neoclassical sculptor
• The Chariot of Victory on the Triumphal Arch of General Staff Building, Saint Petersburg

Alexander Deyneka (1899-1969)
Social realist painter, graphic artist, sculptor
• Ceiling mosaic at Mayakovskaya, Moscow metro

Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929)
Best known as the impresario of Les Ballets Russes, the ballet company that took Paris by storm in 1909.

Dionysius (Dionisius the Wise, Dionisii or Dionisy) (c.1440-1502)
Icon painter in the tradition of Byzantine art; member of Novgorodian and Muscovite schools.
• Fresco murals (c.1480) in the Church of the Ferapontov Monastery

Nikolai Dubovskoi (1859-1918)
Landscape painter
The Calm before the Storm, 1890


Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ekster (1882-1949)
Russian-French painter (Cubo-Futurist, Suprematist) and designer.
• Costume design for Salome (1917) Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.

Mikhail Evstafiev (1963-)
Avante-garde painter, writer, photographer
The Sky Over the City Where We Were Happy, 2006

Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920)
Goldsmith, jeweller, decorative artist (see also Decorative art)
The Great Siberian Railway Easter Egg, 1913
For more details, see: Fabergé Easter Eggs.

Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964)
Graphic designer, woodcut illustrator, stage designer, painter
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, woodcut, 1929

Konstantin Flavitsky (1830-66)
Neoclassical painter
Children of Jacob sell their Brother Joseph, 1855

Pavel Fedotov (1815-52)
Realist painter
Young Widow, 1851

Pavel Filonov (1883-1941)
Symbolist expressionist painter
The Feast of Kings, 1913

Ivan Firsov (1733-85)
Portrait of a Little Girl, c.1777


Naum Gabo (1890-1977)
Constructivist sculptor, involved in kinetic art (brother of Antoine Pevsner)
• Fountain by St Thomas' Hospital, London

Prince Grigory Gagarin (1810-93)
Subject painter
The Headquarters of Nizhegorodsky Dragoon Regiment (1841)

Nikolai Gay (1831-94)
History painter, realist, portraitist
Leo Tolstoy, 1882

Nina Genke (Genke-Meller) (1893-1954)
Ukrainian-Russian Suprematist designer, graphic artist and scenographer.
Suprematic Composition (1910) The Russian Museum, St Petersburg.

Mikhail Gerasimov (1907-70)
Archaeologist, anthropologist, forensic sculptor
• Reconstruction of Yaroslav I the Wise, 1938

Alexander Golovin (1863-1930)
Portraitist and set designer
Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov, 1912

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
Rayonist painter
Rayonist Forest, 1914

Igor Grabar (1871-1960)
Draughtsman, landscape artist
March Snow (1904)

Feofan Grek (aka Theophanes the Greek) (1340-1410)
Medieval fresco and icon-painter - see Russian Medieval Painting
Transfiguration of Jesus, 1408


Alexei Harlamoff (1840–1925)
Painter, portraitist
Literary Pursuits of a Young Lady, 1870

Viktor Hartmann (1834–1873)
Painter, ornamentist, architect, Russian Revival style artist
• Naval Russia's pavilion at the 1973 World Fair, design

Alexander Ivanov (1806–1858)
Neoclassical painter
The Appearance of Christ before the People, 1836—57

Sergei Ivanov (1864–1910)
History painter, realist, graphic artist, illustrator
• Monomachos' Princely Congress at Uvetichi

Anton Ivanov-Goluboy (1818–1863)
Neoclassical landscape painter
Fishing Vessels off a Jetty, Kostroma, 1839

Valery Jacobi (1834–1902)
Neoclassical and realist painter
Jesters at the Court of Empress Anna, 1872

Alexandre Jacovleff (1887–1938)
Neoclassical painter, draughtsman, designer, etcher
Feodor Chaliapin as Don Quixote, 1916

Alexei von Jawlensky (1864-1941)
Expressionist painter (see Expressionist painters)
Head of a Woman, 1911


Ilya Kabakov (1933–)
Conceptual installation artist, painter, illustrator
• Wordless, on the German-Dutch border

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944)
Expressionist (Der Blaue Reiter group) and abstractionist painter
(see also Colour in Painting)
Der Blaue Reiter, 1903

Nikolay Kasatkin (1859–1930)
Realist painter
Miner girl, 1894

Ivan Khrutsky (1810–1885)
Still life and genre painter, portraitist
Still life, 1839

Orest Kiprensky (1782–1836)
Romantic painter, portraitist
Alexander Pushkin, 1827

Ivan Kliun (1873-1943)
Suprematist, Constructivist, painter, graphic artist and sculptor.
Portrait of a Woman (1917) Lili Brochetain Collection.

Vyacheslav Klykov (1939–2006)
Monument sculptor
• A bell-tower in Prokhorovka, monument to the Battle of Kursk (1943)

Pyotr Konchalovsky (1876–1956)
Still life artist
Still Life: Trunk (Heroic), 1919

Sergey Konenkov (1874–1971)
• The Poor, 1917

Pavel Korin (1892–1967)
History painter, portraitist, art restorer
• Artwork on Komsomolskaya station of Moscow metro, 1952

Konstantin Korovin (1861–1932)
Impressionist painter
Two Ladies On a Terrace, 1911

Mikhail Kozlovsky (1753–1802)
Neoclassical sculptor
• Alexander Suvorov as Mars, Saint Petersburg, 1799—1801

Ivan Kramskoy (1837–1887)
Painter, portraitist, genre-artist. One of the top Itinerant painters.
Christ in the Wilderness, 1872
Mocking Christ. "Hail, King of the Jews" 1877-82
Portrait of an Unknown Woman, 1883

Nikolai Krymov (1884–1958)
Primitivist painter
Windy Day, 1908

Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842–1910)
Landscape painter
A Birch Grove, 1879

Alexander Kuprin (1880-1960)
Impressionist still life painter
• Still Life, Cactus and Fruits (1918, Private Collection).

Boris Kustodiev (1878–1927)
Painter, stage designer
Bolshevik, 1920

Pavel Kuznetsov (1878-1968)
Folk painter
Woman Sleeping in a Sheepfold, 1911


Yevgeny Lanceray (1875–1946)
Historical landscape artist
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna at Tsarskoe Selo, 1905

Mikhail Larionov (1881–1964)
Avant-garde Rayonist painter (see Rayonism).
Larionov, together with his lifelong partner Natalia Goncharova (see above) were important figures in the pre-World War I avant-garde in Russia, who helped to organized several groups including the Knave of Diamonds (1910-17) and the Donkey's Tail (1911-12), as well as the Target Exhibition (1913).
Red Rayonism, 1913

Klavdy Lebedev (1852–1916)
History painter
Svyatoslav's Meeting with Emperor John, 1890

Aristarkh Lentulov (1882–1943)
Avant-garde painter
Saint Basil's Cathedral, 1913

Isaac Levitan (1860–1900)
Landscape painter
Birch Forest, 1885-1889
Secluded Monastery, 1890
Vladimirka (The Road to Vladimir), 1892

Dmitry Levitsky (1735–1822)
Painter, portraitist, a master of Russian painting in the 18th century.
Portrait of Prokofiy Demidov, 1773
Portrait of Ursula Mniszech, 1782

Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
Cubist sculptor
The Couple (The Cry), 1928-9

El Lissitzky (1890–1941)
Avant garde painter, photographer, typographer
Beat Whites with the Red Wedge, 1919

Anton Losenko (1737–1773)
Neoclassical painter, portraitist
Fyodor Volkov, 1763


Konstantin Makovsky (1839–1915)
History painter, portraitist
Proclamation of Kuzma Minin, 1896

Kasimir Malevich (1878–1935)
Suprematist avante-garde painter (see Suprematism)
One of the greatest 20th century painters from Russia.
Black Square, 1915

Sergey Malyutin (1859–1937)
Painter, folk artist, architect, portraitist
• First Russian matryoshka doll, 1890

Savva Mamontov (1841-1918)
Sculptor, musician, patron of the arts. Made his estate at Abramtsevo available to artists like Repin, Serv and Vrubel.

Ivan Martos (1754–1835)
Neoclassical sculptor
• Alexander I, Taganrog, 1830

Andrey Martynov (1768-1826)
Painter, etcher, lithographer
Views of Russia and Mongolia, 1805

Ilya Mashkov (1881–1944)
Subject and still life painter
Artist's model, 1920

Andrey Matveev (1702-1739)
Portraitist, sponsored by Peter the Great during the era of Petrine art.
Portrait of the Princess A.P. Golitzina, 1728

Vasily Maximov (1844–1911)
Genre painter
Arrival of the Sorcerer at a Peasant Wedding, 1875

Vladimir Mayakovsky (1878–1930)
Avante-garde designer, Futurist painter, playwright and propaganda artist
(see also Russian Futurism)
• Costumes draft for Mystery Buff, 1919

Grigory Miasoyedov (1834–1911)
Genre painter
The Zemstvo is dining, 1872

Mikhail Mikeshin (1835–1896)
Neoclassical sculptor
• Bohdan Khmelnytsky in Kiev, 1888

Ivan Morozov (1871-1921)
One of the greatest of all Russian art collectors.

Vera Mukhina (1889–1953)
Sculptress, social realist
• Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, 1937


Ernst Neizvestny (1925–)
• Khrushchev's tomb at the Novodevichy Cemetery, 1971

Mikhail Nesterov (1862–1942)
Religious symbolist painter, portraitist
Philosophers Pavel Florensky and Sergei Bulgakov, 1917

Louise Nevelson (b.Louise Berliawsky) (1899–1988)
Assemblage artist, abstract sculptor.
Sky Cathedral, 1958 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Nikolai Nevrev (1830–1904)
Genre painter
Bargaining: a Daily Scene in the Serfdom Era, 1866

Gury Nikitin (1620-25 – 1691)
Fresco and icon-painter, illustrator
The head of John the Baptist, 1680

Ivan Nikitin (1690–1742)
Painter, portraitist
Peter the Great on the Deathbed, 1725

Alexander Opekushin (1838–1923)
Monument sculptor, architecture decorator
• Alexander Pushkin, Moscow, 1880

Boris Orlovsky (1793–1837)
Neoclassical monument sculptor
• Mikhail Kutuzov at the front of Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva (1871-1955)
Oil painter, engraver, watercolourist
• St. Petersburg (1908-10) (engravings)


Andrew Pavlovsky (1962–)
Expressionist painter, graphic designer
Trees at the River, 2001

Vasily Perov (1834–1882)
Realist painter. One of the finest Itinerant painters.
Easter Procession in the Country, 1861
Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1872
The Hunters at Rest, 1871

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878–1939)
Symbolist painter
Petrograd Madonna, 1918

Antoine Pevsner (1886-1962)
Sculptor and painter (brother of Naum Gabo)
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1926

Arkady Plastov (1893–1972)
Landscape artist and genre painter
Haymaking, 1945

Vasily Polenov (1844–1927)
Landscape painter
A courtyard in Moscow, 1878
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1887

Lyubov Popova (1889–1924)
Cubist abstractionist painter
Painterly Architectonic, 1918

Illarion Pryanishnikov (1840–1894)
Genre painter and portraitist
The Mockers: at Moscow's Gostiny Dvor Shopping Arcade, 1865

Vasili Pukirev (1832–1890)
Realist painter
The Unequal Marriage, 1862

Ivan Puni (1894-1956)
Russian avant-garde Cubo-Futurist painter, member of the Supremus group.
Portrait of Artist's Wife (1914) State Russian Museum.


Charles Radoff (1894–1986)
Landscape painter, neo-impressionist
Mother Russia, 1968

Ilya Repin (1844–1930)
History painter, realist, portraitist
(see also: The Wanderers: Russian Landscape Paintings)
Barge Haulers on the Volga, 1870-73
Religious Procession in Kursk Province, 1883

Alexander Rodchenko (1891–1956)
Avant-garde Constructivist painter, sculptor, photographer, graphic designer
• The Battleship Potemkin poster, 1926

Nicholas Roerich (1874–1947)
The Victory, 1942

Fyodor Rokotov (1736–1809)
Painter, portraitist
Portrait of Catherine the Great, 1763
Portrait of an Unknown Lady in a Pink Dress, 1774

Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova (1886-1918)
Russian Suprematist, Neo-Primitivist, Cubo-Futurist painter.
Smithy (1912) State Russian Museum.

Andrei Rublev (1360–1430)
Medieval fresco and icon-painter in the tradition of Byzantine art
Holy Trinity Icon, 1411, Tretyakov Gallery

Andrei Ryabushkin (1861–1904)
History painter
Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich and the Boyar Duma, 1893


Vasily Sadovnikov (1800-1879)
Landscape artist, genre-painter
Panoranic View of the Nevsky Avenue, 1830-50

Bogdan Saltanov (1626–1686)
Icon-painter, illustrator, portraitist
Feodor III of Russia, 1685

Nikolai Sapunov (1880–1912)
Landscape painter. One of the best Itinerant painters.
The Calm before the Storm, 1890

Martiros Saryan (1880–1972)
Landscape and still life artist
Constantinople Street: Midday, 1910

Konstantin Savitsky (1844–1905)
Critical realist genre painter; Blue Rose Still Life painter
Repairing the Railway, 1874
Peonies, 1908

Alexei Savrasov (1830–1897)
Romantic landscape painter
Rasputitsa (Sea of Mud), 1894

Zinaida Serebriakova (1884–1967)
Painter, social realist
Harvest, 1915

Valentin Serov (1865–1911)
Impressionist painter, portraitist. One of the greatest and most versatile of talents in Russian Painting of the 19th-Century.
Girl with Peaches, 1887
Portrait of Isaac Levitan, 1893

Ivan Shadr (1887–1941)
• Gravestone of Nadezhda Alliluyeva, 1933

Semion Shchedrin (1745-1804)
Plein-air landscape artist
View of the Farmyard in the Tsarskoye Selo, 1777

Silvester Shchedrin (1791–1830)
Neoclassical landscape painter
Terrace of the Seashore, 1828

Sergei Shchukin (1854-1936)
One of the greatest Russian collectors of modern art.

Mikhail Shibanov (1749–1790)
Subject and genre painter
Peasant Meal, 1774

Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898)
Landscape painter. One of the finest Itinerant painters.
Morning in a Pine Forest, 1886
Oak Grove, 1887

Fedot Shubin (1740–1805)
Neoclassical sculptor - a key pioneer of Russian sculpture.
• Mikhail Lomonosov,1792

Konstantin Somov (1869–1939)
Painter, graphic artist, illustrator, portraitist
Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1925

Grigory Soroka (1823–1864)
Genre painter, portraitist
Dam in Spasskoye, Tambov Guberniya, 1840

Chaim Soutine (1893-1953)
Expressionist painter
Portrait of a Man with a Red Scarf, 1921
Carcass of Beef, 1925
Portrait of Oscar Miestschaninoff, 1923

Georgy Stenberg (1900-33)
Constructivist painter, sculptor, set designer
Colour Construction No 7, 1920

Vladimir Stenberg (1899-1982)
Avant-garde painter, sculptor, graphic designer
Colour Construction, 1923

Varvara Stepanova (1894-1958)
Abstract Constructivist artist
Wife of Alexander Rodchenko

Sergei Sudeikin (1882–1946)
Still Life painter, theatrical set designer, influenced by folk art
Still Life with porcelein figurines and roses, 1909

Vasily Surikov (1848–1916)
History painter. One of the greatest of Itinerant painters.
The Morning of the Execution of the Streltsy, 1881
March of Suvorov through the Alps, 1899


Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953)
Constructivist painter, sculptor, designer (see Russisn Constructivism)
Monument to the Third International, 1919

Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Surrealist painter, set designer and costume designer.
• Theatre sets for Ode (Paris, 1928), L'Errante (Paris, 1933), Ondine (Paris, 1939).

Pavel Tchistyakov (1832-1919)
Painter, mosaicist (see Mosaic art)
Great Duchess Sophia Vitovna, 1861

Theophanes the Greek (c.1340-1410)
Medieval icon painter; founder of the Novgorod school of icon painting.
• Moscow Kremlin frescos in the Church of the Virgin Nativity (1395)

Feodor Tolstoy (1783–1873)
Neoclassical painter, illustrator
Family Portrait, 1830

Nikolai Tomsky (1900–1984)
Monument sculptor
• Nikolai Gogol, Moscow, 1952
Gravestone of Joseph Stalin at the Kremlin Wall, Moscow, 1970

Vasily Tropinin (1776–1857)
Romantic painter, portraitist
Woman in the window, 1841

Alexey Tyranov (1808-1859)
Landscape painter
View of the Big Church of the Winter Palace, 1829

Zurab Tsereteli (1934–)
Painter, sculptor, architect
• St. George Statue, Tbilisi, 2006


Nadezhda Andreeva Udaltsova (1886-1961)
Cubo-Futurist painter, member of Malevich's Supremus group.
Composition with a Yellow Triangle (1916) State Russian Museum.

Grigory Ugryumov (1764–1823)
Neoclassical history painter
Capture of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible, 1795

Simon Ushakov (1626–1686)
Icon-painter, member of the Moscow school of painting, along with the Stroganov brothers, Nicephorus Savin and Procopius Chirin.
Archangel Michael Trampling the Devil Underfoot, 1676

Feodor Vasilyev (1850–1873)
Romantic landscape painter
Wet Meadow, 1872

Apollinary Vasnetsov (1856–1933)
History painter, stage designer
Moscow Kremlin, 1897

Viktor Vasnetsov (1848–1926)
History painter, Russian Revival style artist, set designer.
The Frog Princess, 1918

Alexei Venetsianov (1780–1847)
Landscape artist, genre painter
Fortune telling, 1842

Vasily Vereshchagin (1842–1904)
Military painter
The Apotheosis of War, 1871

Alexander Vesnin (1883-1959)
Constructivist architect, theatre designer and painter.
Abstract Composition (1915) M.T. Abraham Foundation.

Ivan Vishnyakov (1699-1761)
Portrait of Sarah Eleanor Fermore, 1751

Maxim Vorobiev (1787-1855)
Landscape, streetscape artist
Neva Embankment St Petersburg near the Academy of Arts, 1830

Mikhail Vrubel (1856–1910)
Symbolist and Impressionist painter & sculptor
The Seated Demon, 1890
Girl against a Persian Carpet, 1886
Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel as The Swan Princess, 1900

Yevgeny Vuchetich (1908–1974)
Monument sculptor (see also Twentieth Century Sculptors)
• The Motherland Calls at Mamayev Kurgan, Stalingrad, 1963-67


Marianne von Werefkin (1860–1938)
Avante-garde expressionist paintress
A Red City, 1909

Boris Yakovlev (1890–1972)
Landscape and cityscapes
Transport returns to normal, 1923 - see Socialist Realism

Konstantin Yuon (1875–1958)
Painter, stage designer
• Parade on the Red Square on November 7, 1941, painted 1949

Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
Sculptor, gouache painter, lithographer
The Destroyed City, 1953

Pyotr Zakharov-Chechenets (1816–1846)
Painter, portraitist
Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, 1842

Sergey Zaryanko (1818-1871)
The Inside View of the Petropavlovsk Church, 1843

Alexey Zubov (1682-1750)
View of Catherinehof, 1716

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