Vladimir Makovsky Oil Paintings

Vladimir Makovsky

Vladimir Yegorovich Makovsky was a Russian painter, art collector, and teacher.

Makovsky was the son of collector, Yegor Ivanovich Makovsky, who was one of the founders of the Moscow Art School. Vladimir had two brothers, Nikolai Makovsky and Konstantin Makovsky, and one sister, Alexandra Makovsky, all of whom were famous painters. Vladimir studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. He finished his studies in 1869 and the following year became one of the founding members of the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions, where his many years of prolific work brought him to a leading position.

Makovsky's work was defined by a perpetual humor as well as blatant irony and scorn. During the seventies his paintings dealt primarily with small-town folk. His pictures, The Grape-juice Seller (1879), Fruit-Preserving (1876) and The Congratulator (1878) depict various scenes where the mood is finely conceived and almost laughter-inducing. Other works of his, such as The Benefactor (1874) and The Convict (1878) are profoundly socially-conscious. In them, Makovsky either criticizes the false sympathy of the aristocracy towards the poor, or draws attention to the oppression and persecution by the tsarist gendarmerie. In 1878, he became an academician.

In the eighties, during the time of Russian "democratic" painting, Makovsky produced some of his most valued works. In 1882, he was made professor at the Moscow Art School after the death of Vasili Perov. Some of Makovsky's greatest works of this period include In the Ante-room of the Court of Conciliation (1880), The Released Prisoner (1882), and The Collapse of the Bank (1881). From the end of the 1880s, Makovsky began to produce more gloomy works. Quintessential works of this period include You Shall Not Go (1892), and On the Boulevard (1888).

In 1894, Makovsky became Rector of the Preparatory school of the Academy of Art. After the First Russian Revolution, he painted January 9, 1905, on Vasilyev Island in which he depicts the armed police firing at defenseless people. In another painting The Sacrifices on the Khodyn Field in which a thousand people lost their lives during the coronation ceremony in 1896 of Nicholas II, he again stood uncompromisingly on the side of the oppressed people. After the 1917 October Revolution, Makovsky helped carry over the realist traditions to the early stages of Socialist Realism.

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Guitar Player 1879Gallery Price: $295.00
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Peasant Children 1890Gallery Price: $320.00
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A Boy Selling Brew 1861Gallery Price: $310.00
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At The Kitchen 1913Gallery Price: $335.00
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Girls Lightened By Sun 1901Gallery Price: $285.00
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A LetterGallery Price: $370.00
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A Gypsy Lady 1875Gallery Price: $270.00
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At Noon 1879Gallery Price: $270.00
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A Party 1875Gallery Price: $250.00
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At Volga 1897Gallery Price: $255.00
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Arrival Of A School Mistress In The Countryside 1897Gallery Price: $300.00
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A Portrait Of E I Makovsky 1880Gallery Price: $280.00
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At The Village School 1883Gallery Price: $235.00
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A Portrait Of E S Sorokin 1891Gallery Price: $295.00
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At The Boulevard 1887Gallery Price: $295.00
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A Deacon 1871Gallery Price: $310.00
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At The Doctor S 1900Gallery Price: $320.00
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At The Porter S Room 1893Gallery Price: $310.00
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A Peasant 1897Gallery Price: $270.00
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The First Coat 1892Gallery Price: $285.00
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