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River at Noon,

The Golden Autumn

Siverko

Ilya Ostroukhov (1858-1929) was a Russian painter.

Ostroukhov was born to a rich family. Mingling with the painter at Abramtsevo, he began to take an interest in painting, and in 1882, started taking private classes from the leading Russian pedagogue Pavel Chistyakov. In 1885, Ostroukhov joined the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions. Ostroukhov was primarily a landscape painter with a praised ability for depicting the natural. Arguably, his most famous painting is "Siverko" (1890), considered by many one of the greatest Russian landscape paintings of the 19th century. Ostroukhov was a fervent art collector, and after the October Revolution his personal collection was merged with the Tretyakov Gallery. He later became one of the members of its administrative commission. Ostroukhov spent the remainder of his life working as an art theoritican, and wrote several notable extensive texts on art.

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* Russian Painting by Vladimir Fiala

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