Kirill Lemokh

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Lemokh, Kirill (Karl) Vikent’evich


Born June 7 (19), 1841, in Moscow; died Feb. 24 (Mar. 9), 1910, in St. Petersburg. Russian genre painter.

Lemokh studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1851 to 1856. Beginning in 1858 he attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (became a member there in 1893). A participant in the “revolt of the fourteen,” Lemokh left the academy in 1863 and became one of the founding members of the Artists’ Artel and the peredvizhnik movement (“wanderers”—a progressive art movement). He primarily painted scenes from peasant life, represented by The Orphan (1878, Tret’iakov Gallery), The New Friendship (1886, Russian Museum, Leningrad), and Without a Breadwinner (1898, Russian Museum). Lemokh’s works were often sentimental in their treatment of the appearance and personality of children.


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