Ivan Fyodorowitsch Selesnjow

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Ivan Fyodorowitsch Selesnjow ( self-portrait )

Ivan Fjodorowitsch Selesnjow ( Russian Иван Фёдорович Селезнёв ; * 3 January July / 15 January  1856 greg. In Kiev ; † 31 March 1936 ibid) was a Ukrainian - Russian painter and university professor .


Seleznyov was the son of a farmer in the Kaluga governorate . After attending grammar school, he studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 1872 to 1881 with Pavel Petrovich Tschistjakow . He received two small silver medals in 1876, two large silver medals in 1877 and 1878, and the small gold medal in 1880. He graduated with the painting The Holy Sergius blesses Dmitri Donskoi before the battle as a classic artist from First Class. In 1882 he received the great gold medal for his painting of the dreaming Dmitri Jurjewitsch Krassny (grandson of Dmitri Donskois) and a three-year state travel grant, with which he traveled to Rome .

After his return in 1886, Selesnyov lived and worked in Kiev. Until 1890 he taught at the Mykola Muraschkos drawing school in Kiev . From 1898 to 1920 he taught at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute . From 1901 he taught at the Kiev Art School, of which he was director from 1911 to 1914. His students included Boris Solomonowitsch Aronsson , Issaak Moissejewitsch Bilenki , Boris Jeremejewitsch Wladimirski and Karl Demjanowitsch Trochimenko . Seleznyov organized with others the cooperative of religious painters and was its chairman from 1908. He participated in the restoration of the 12th century frescoes in the Church of St. Cyril . Seleznev's works are in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and in various museums in Russia and Ukraine .


Web links

Commons : Iwan Fyodorowitsch Selesnjow  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Artru.Info: Селезнев Иван Фёдорович (accessed June 19, 2018).
  2. a b c d e RusArtNet: Ivan Seleznyov (accessed June 19, 2018).