Ivan Pryanishnikov

Born: 1841, St Petersburg
Died: 1909, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (France)

Draughtsman, painter, illustrator. Born in the family of Pyotr Pryanishnikov in St Petersburg (1841). Studied at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome (from late 1850s), under Charles Gleyre in Paris and systematically studied painting and drawing in Rome and Florence (1862–67). Lived in America and France. Illustrated publications, mostly depicting scenes from Russian military life. Painted landscapes and vedute now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes. Died in the seaside resort of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Camargue in the south of France (1909). Contributed to the travelling exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts.

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