Alexei Kivshenko

Born: 1851, Sheremetev Studfarm (near Venyov, Tula Province)
Died: 1895, Heidelberg (Germany)

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, teacher. Born in the family of Daniil Kivshenko at the Sheremetev Studfarm near the town of Venyov in Tula Province (1851). Studied under Ivan Kramskoi at the School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists (1860–67), under K?rlis J?kabs Vilhelms H?ns at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1867, occasional student until 1870), Technological Institute (1874–76) and the Academy of Medicine and Surgery. Awarded a major gold medal (1877) and a foreign fellowship. Studied in Germany and France (1880–83), worked in the studios of Gabriel Cornelis Ritter von Max and Wilhelm von Diez. Founding member of the St Petersburg Society of Artists (1890). Academician (1884), professor (1893). Taught at the Baron Stieglitz Central School of Technical Drawing (1883–89) and headed the battle-painting studio at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1894–95). Died in Heidelberg in Germany and buried at the Smolensk Cemetery in St Petersburg (1895). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts, Society of Russian Watercolourists, Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts, Society of Russian Watercolour Painters and the International Exhibitions in Munich (1883) and Berlin (1886, 1891).

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