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Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Zvenigorod. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Zvenigorod. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Konstantin Yakovlevich Kryzhitsky (1859-1911) – Russian landscape painter. He received a general education at the Kiev real school, enrolled in 1877 in the Imperial Academy of Arts and worked there under the guidance of Professor Baron M. Klodt. Graduated academic course in 1884 with the rank of class artist I degree and with a small gold medal, awarded to him for his painting “The Oaks”. In 1889 Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky got the academic degree.

Autumn. Novgorod museum. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Autumn. Novgorod museum. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky perfectly mastered oil paints as well as watercolors, and worked with pencils. He painted landscapes mostly from nature of Kiev province and vicinity of St. Petersburg. Most of his paintings appeared at the annual academic exhibitions, starting from 1879, and watercolors – at exhibitions of Russian watercolors society, an active member of which he had been since its founding.

Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Before the rain. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

The best of his many works are: “The storm is going” (1885), “before noon” (1886), “Green Street” (1887), “Farm in Malorossia” (1888), “Fire dumped, wafted coolness” (1889) “The forest expance” (1889 was acquired by Emperor Alexander III), «May Evening” (1886) and others.

Church fence, 1905. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Church fence, 1905. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

In the fall of 1910 at an exhibition of Russian paintings in London was presented last picture Kryzhitsky – The smell of spring. On this canvas with amazing subtlety messaging is featured pre-spring atmosphere. Blue shadows on the melted snow, mighty oaks, bathing in the rays of the winter sun … Looking at the picture, you feel joyful anticipation of heat.

Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Shortly after the show one of the St. Petersburg newspapers – for the sake of cheap sensationalism – accused Kryzhitsky of plagiarism. Unjustly accuse was obvious to all. But the artist was not able to survive the insult and on the night of April 4, 1911 committed suicide. Konstantin Kryzhitsky left a great legacy that survived mainly in museums of Russian and eastern Ukrainian provincial cities, Samara, Saratov, Kharkov, Petrozavodsk.

Forest in winter

Forest in winter

Forest river, 1909

Forest river, 1909

Lake in mountains, 1898

Lake in mountains, 1898

Lake, 1897

Lake, 1897

Lake

Lake

Landscape

Landscape

Oaks, 1893

Oaks, 1893

Road

Road

Sea surf 1908

Sea surf 1908

Sedge 1908

Sedge 1908

Silver ponds. 1891

Silver ponds. 1891

Spruce forest in 1907

Spruce forest in 1907. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Sunset

Sunset. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Swamp

Swamp. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

The Baltic sea. 1897

The Baltic sea. 1897. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

The smell of spring. 1910

The smell of spring. 1910. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Track in the Rye, 1893

Track in the Rye, 1893

Trees by the river

Trees by the river. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Village in Malorossia

Village in Malorossia. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Water mill. 1883

Water mill. 1883

Early snow

Early snow. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Early Spring

Early Spring. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

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