Ivan Aivazovsky

1817 - 1900

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Иван Константинович Айвазовский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there. Following his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, Aivazovsky traveled to Europe and lived briefly in Italy in the early 1840s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Aivazovsky has received more than 822,322 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Ivan Aivazovsky is the 107th most popular painter (up from 117th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 34th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Painter.

Ivan Aivazovsky is most famous for his paintings of the sea and seascapes.

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Among painters, Ivan Aivazovsky ranks 107 out of 1,428Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Gustave Moreau, Simone Martini, Guido Reni, Franz Marc, and Apelles. After him are Francis Bacon, Francisco de Zurbarán, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Giorgio de Chirico, Annibale Carracci, and Rogier van der Weyden.

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Among people born in 1817, Ivan Aivazovsky ranks 4Before him are Henry David Thoreau, Theodor Mommsen, and Bahá'u'lláh. After him are William III of the Netherlands, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Charles-François Daubigny, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Syed Ahmad Khan, Niels Gade, and Princess Clémentine of Orléans. Among people deceased in 1900, Ivan Aivazovsky ranks 7Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, and Umberto I of Italy. After him are John Ruskin, Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John Sherman, and Wilhelm Liebknecht.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Ivan Aivazovsky ranks 25 out of 913Before him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sergei Korolev (1906), and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836). After him are Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), and Vladimir Horowitz (1903).

Among PAINTERS In Ukraine

Among painters born in Ukraine, Ivan Aivazovsky ranks 3Before him are Kazimir Malevich (1879) and Ilya Repin (1844). After him are Sonia Delaunay (1885), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Alexander Archipenko (1887), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Leonid Pasternak (1862), Isaak Brodsky (1883), Henryk Siemiradzki (1843), and Maurycy Gottlieb (1856).