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H’ia Semenovich Ostroukhov

artist

H’ia Ostroukhov, USSR Artist.

Background

Ostroukhov, H’ia was born on August 1, 1858 in Moscow.

Education

Studied with A. Kiselev, 1880, Il’ia Repin, 1881, and V. Polenov in the 1880s.

Career

Landscape painter. Also with P. Chistiakov, 1882. Founded the Museum of Painting and Icon-Painting, Moscow. Peredvizhnik from 1891.

Member of the Union of Russian Artists from 1903. Influenced by his friend I. Levitan. Also a close friend and art adviser to P. Tretiakov.

A member of the Board of Directors, then head of the Tretiakov Gallery, 1898-1903. Trustee of the same gallery from 1905-1913. Major collector of Russian icons (after 1918 his collection was nationalized by the Soviet government).

Appointed keeper of his own collection, which became a part of the Tretiakov Gallery after his death. Personal exhibition: Jubilee, Moscow, 1925.