This new title in the series Nineteenth-Century Russian Painters is devoted to Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (1832 - 1898). One of the major exponents of realist landscape painting, Shishkin contributed to the Russian art treasury such classical works as Forest Vistas, Rye, Pines Lit Up by the Sun and Mast-tree Grove. He was a founding-member of the Society for Circulating Art Exhibitions and Professor at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts. Soon to appear in this series are books about Valentin Serov, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Victor Vasnetsov and Vasily Surikov.
by Irina Shuvalova