Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kiselev

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Kiselev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich


Born June 6 (18), 1838, in Sveaborg, present-day Suomenlinna, Finland; died Jan. 20 (Feb. 2), 1911, in St. Petersburg. Russian landscape painter.

From 1861 to 1865, Kiselev studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. He became a member of the academy in 1893 and a professor and director of its landscape studio in 1897. Kiselev joined the Society of Wandering Art Exhibitions (the peredvizhniki—a progressive art movement) in 1876. His landscapes are marked by a narrative quality and a fastidious attention to details (From the Hills, 1866; The Old Surami Pass, 1891 —both in the Tret’iakov Gallery). Kiselev was also an art critic.


Akademik zhivopisi A. A. Kiselev. Moscow [1913].
Mal’tseva, F. S. Mastera russkogo realisticheskogo peizazha, fasc. 2. Moscow, 1959. Pages 142–45.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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