Alexander Makovsky

Born: 1869, Moscow
Died: 1924, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Son of Vladimir Makovsky. Studied under Illarion Pryanishnikov, Vasily Polenov and Vladimir Makovsky at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1883–89), in the studio of Fernand Cormon in Paris (1890–93) and under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1894–95). Member of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (from 1893) and the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (from 1902). Taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1898). Painted portraits of Tsar Nicholas II (1907) and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna (1914). Academician of painting (1911), professor (1913). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1886). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1889–1900), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1889, 1901–22), Imperial Academy of Arts (1893–98), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (from 1899), First State Exhibition of Works of Art (1919), Exhibition of Industrial Artists (1921), Artists-Individualists (1921), Community of Artists (1921), Fellowship of Artists (1922), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924), exhibition of Russian art in London (1910) and the international exhibition in Florence (1922).

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