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Zankovsky Ilya Nikolayevich (1832-1919)

For Ilya Nikolayevich Zankovsky (Zankovskogo) occupation painting was for a time a secondary matter. A short time he attended the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (1862-1863), where he received some theoretical knowledge and skills of art. In future, IN Zankovsky lived in Tiflis, where he served in the Military Topographical Department of the Caucasus Military District.

Frequent trips to various parts of the Caucasus allowed him to create a large series of wonderful scenery of the mountainous region. Among the works of the artist stand out for their expressiveness "Elbrus", "Georgian Military Road," "Dariali Gorge," "Out of the main ridge," "Alberhoh", "Mount Ararat", "View of the main ridge," "Mountain Uzhba. Halt of hunters" , "Mountain village in the moonlight", "View from Mount Gunib the gorge", "suras", "Caucasus", "In the Forest", "In the Steppe", "Kazbek at dawn", "mountain range", "View of Erivan and Ararat "," Saklya Shamil on Gunib "," Drop-on Shamil Gunib. "

His work, IN Zankovsky exhibited at expositions Caucasian Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts and the Society of Mutual Caucasian artists. Both companies were great organizational work and actively contributed to the establishment of artistic works in this region of Russia. Painter and was associated with the Society of Russian Watercolour exhibitions which he sent his watercolors. In the last quarter of the XIX century in Tbilisi, as well as in many of the major cities of Russia, began working crayon school, converted in 1886 to the School of Drawing and Painting the Caucasian society Encouragement of Fine Arts. From this year until the end of his days, IN Zankovsky worked as a teacher at the school, teaching young Caucasians favorite work of his life.

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