Thursday, July 31, 2008

Russia Ostroukhov PCBCS

Russia PCBCS (Post Cards Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 150th birth anniversary of Ilya Ostroukhov, a painter
Date of Issue: 03 July 2008

Ilya Semenovich Ostroukhov (Russian: Илья́ Семёнович Остроу́хов) (1858-1929) was a Russian painter.

Ostroukhov was born to a rich family. Mingling with the painter at Abramtsevo, he began to take an interest in painting, and in 1882, started taking private classes from the leading Russian pedagogue Pavel Chistyakov. In 1885, Ostroukhov joined the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions. Ostroukhov was primarily a landscape painter with a praised ability for depicting the natural. Arguably, his most famous painting is "Siverko" (1890), considered by many one of the greatest Russian landscape paintings of the 19th century. Ostroukhov was a fervent art collector, and after the October Revolution his personal collection was merged with the Tretyakov Gallery. He later became one of the members of its administrative commission. Ostroukhov spent the remainder of his life working as an art theoritican, and wrote several notable extensive texts on art. More...

Comment: The illustration of this PCBCS is his most famous painting "Siverko (The North Wind)", it depicts a majestic river view dominated by the effects of the cold northern wind.

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