Vasily Polenov

1844 - 1927

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Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov (Russian: Васи́лий Дми́триевич Поле́нов; 1 June 1844 – 18 July 1927) was a Russian landscape painter associated with the Peredvizhniki movement of realist artists. His contemporaries would call him the “Knight of Beauty” as he embodied both European and Russian traditions of painting. His vision of life was summarized as following: “Art should promote happiness and joy”. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasily Polenov has received more than 79,169 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Vasily Polenov is the 784th most popular painter (down from 727th in 2019), the 692nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 653rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Russian Painter.

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Among painters, Vasily Polenov ranks 784 out of 1,428. Before him are Paula Rego, Ferrer Bassa, Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, Paul Renner, Jost Amman, and Ambrosius Holbein. After him are Albert van Ouwater, James Gillray, Carolus-Duran, Spinello Aretino, Anton Graff, and Walter Crane.

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Among people born in 1844, Vasily Polenov ranks 40Before him are Édouard Branly, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Henry J. Heinz, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Joshua Slocum, and Minna Canth. After him are Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Eduard Strasburger, Édouard Drumont, Mihály Munkácsy, Victorine Meurent, and Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1927, Vasily Polenov ranks 52Before him are Ottavio Bottecchia, Fritz Hofmann, Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Ahad Ha'am, Hugo Schuchardt, and Gustave Whitehead. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Inayat Khan, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Victorine Meurent, and Ion I. C. Brătianu.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vasily Polenov ranks 692 out of 2,688. Before him are Bella Akhmadulina (1937), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Musa Cälil (1906), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Léonide Massine (1896), and Alexander Andreyevich Baranov (1746). After him are Leonid Krasin (1870), Countess of Ségur (1799), Abdurreshid Ibrahim (1857), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Anna Vyrubova (1884), and Kirill Kondrashin (1914).

Among PAINTERS In Russia

Among painters born in Russia, Vasily Polenov ranks 28Before him are Martiros Saryan (1880), Konstantin Makovsky (1839), Nikolai Ge (1831), Jean Béraud (1849), Nicolas de Staël (1914), and Mikhail Nesterov (1862). After him are Alexei Savrasov (1830), Konstantin Korovin (1861), Vasily Tropinin (1776), Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878), Orest Kiprensky (1782), and Abram Arkhipov (1862).