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Anton Ivanovich Ivanov (1818-1863)

Another artist of the Russian serfs Anton Ivanovich Ivanov was born in the village of Kazakovo (near Palekh) Vladimir province. Even in childhood, fate brought him to painters - brothers NG and GG Chernetsovo . They were the first and main teachers aspiring to freedom of European artists and youth (1833-1839).

In 1838, Ivanov, accompanying the brothers from Rybinsk Volga to Astrakhan, wrote his first, extant painting "View of the workshop on the barge Chernetsov brothers in their journey along the Volga in 1838," which (and all subsequent) was remarkable fidelity Photos. This was followed by the painting "View of the Volga in the Zhiguli Mountains," "Thunder in the Mountains Sokovsky on the Volga" (both - 1839), "View of the village Vinnovka on the Volga River in the province of Simbirsk" (1840), "Crossing the Dnieper Gogol" (1845), "Transportation over the Volga River in Simbirsk" (1846).

By the time of the last of these paintings in the life of AI Ivanov, a number of key events: in 1840 the brothers bought it Chernetsova from serfdom, from 1840 to 1845, he was volnoprihodyaschim student of the Academy of Arts, awarded in 1844 for his painting "View of the embankment of the bridge Tuchkova Vasilevsky Island," a small silver medal, and in 1845 received the title of class artist.

As a retiree Society for the Encouragement of Artists in 1846, AI Ivanov brothers Chernetsovo left for Italy, and remains there until the end of his life (even the strictest decree of Nicholas I of 1848 on his return to Russia did not affect the decision of the artist). It is clear that the banks of the Volga in the canvases of the artist replaced by the beauty of Italy. Many of the landscapes AI Ivanov trafficked to Russia, where settled in private collections. In our time, they occupy a very honorable place in many museums around the country.

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