Society of Russian Aquafortists

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Society of Russian Aquafortists

 

an association of artists working in the medium of etching. It was founded in St. Petersburg in 1871 by A. I. Somov. Its membership consisted predominantly of peredvizhniki (the “wanderers”—a progressive art movement), including N. N. Ge, M. K. Klodt, I. N. Kram-skoi, G. G. Miasoedov, K. A. Savitskii, and I. I. Shishkin. The Society of Russian Aquafortists helped popularize etching in Russia. It existed for only a short time.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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