Artist of the moment……Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin was a fantastic painter of the forest landscape born in Yelabuga of the old Russian Empire in the year 1832. For his collegiate studies the artist attended the Moscow School of Painting and Architecture. Shiskin went on to study at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. Ivan Shishkin was a master of anything to do with the forest be it painting, printmaking, or drawing.

In this clip a great montage of Shishkin’s landscapes set to relaxing music:

A soviet astronomer named a distant planet after the artist.

Ivan Shishkin passed away in 1898 at the age of 66 years old.

Shishkin was the lead professor of painting at the St. Petersburg Academy for 25 years.

Price range information: A wide variety of prices exist as prints can be found for a few hundred dollars up to original oil paintings which have broken the $3 million dollar barrier at auction.

What a fantastic painter of the forest and trees. Some other artists who paint wonderful trees include Richard Schmid, Albert Handell, Karl Dempwolf, and David Foley.


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