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Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov

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Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Андре́евич Ива́нов; July 28 (July 16 [OS]), 1806 – July 15 (July 3 [OS]), 1858) was a Russian painter who adhered to the waning tradition of Neoclassicism but found little sympathy with his contemporaries. He was born and died in St. Petersburg.

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov.jpg
Portrait of Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov by Sergey Petrovich Postnikov
Native name
Александр Андреевич Иванов
Born(1806-07-16)July 16, 1806
DiedJuly 3, 1858(1858-07-03) (aged 51)
ResidenceRussian Empire
EducationMember Academy of Arts (1836)
Alma materImperial Academy of Arts (1827)
Known forPainting


Ivanov studied together with Karl Briullov at the Imperial Academy of Arts under his father, Andrey Ivanovich Ivanov. He spent most of his life in Rome where he befriended Gogol and was influenced by the Nazarenes. He has been called the master of one work, for it took 20 years to complete his magnum opus, The Appearance of Christ Before the People (1837–57),[1] now in the Tretyakov Gallery at Moscow.

Critical judgement about Ivanov improved in the following generation. Some of the numerous sketches he had prepared for The Appearance have been recognized as masterpieces in their own right. The most comprehensive collection of his works can be viewed at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.


A. A. Ivanov 1956 commemorative postage stamp of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.


  1. ^ Sibbald, Barbara (February 5, 2002). "If the soul is nourished...". Canadian Medical Association Journal: 357–358.

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