Lev Lvovich Kamenev

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Kamenev, Lev L’vovich


Born in 1833, in Ryl’sk, Kursk Province; died Jan. 14 (26), 1886, in Savvinskaia Sloboda, Moscow Province. Russian landscape painter.

Kamenev lived in Astrakhan until 1854, at which time he moved to Moscow. From 1854 to 1858 he studied under K. I. Rabus and A. K. Savrasov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. From 1862 to 1865 he lived and studied in Munich, Diisseldorf, and Switzerland. Kamenev was a founding member of the Society of Traveling Art Exhibitions (peredvizhniki). His work played an important role in the development of 19th-century Russian national realist landscape painting. His paintings include Near Porech’e Village (1869, Russian Museum, Leningrad), Spring (1866, Tret’iakov Gallery), Fog: Red Pond in Moscow in the Autumn (1871, Tret’iakov Gallery), and Landscape (1872, Tret’iakov Gallery).


Bespalova, L. A. L. L. Kamenev: 1833–1886. Moscow, 1954.
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