Famous Russian Artists & Painters

Find out more about the greatest Russian painters & artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, Ivan Aivazovsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky.

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 1 Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944
Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is considered the pioneer of abstract art. Known for notable works such as On White II and Study for Improvisation, he was a prominent artist of the Blue Rider Period and experimented with expressionism. He also earned a professorship at the University of Dorpat

 2 Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: May 15, 1935

Kazimir Malevich was a Russian artist and art theorist. His pioneering work had a major influence on the development of abstract art in the 20th century. An influential personality, Malevich's art and writing influenced several artists like Lyubov Popova, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Ad Reinhardt. His works are showcased in many major art museums around the world.

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 3 El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pochinok, Russia
Died: December 30, 1941

 4 Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin.
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Famous As: painter, sculptor, essayist, artist, autobiographer, biographer
Birthdate: July 24, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chuhuiv
Died: September 29, 1930
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 5 Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feodosia, Russia
Died: May 2, 1900

 6 Peter Carl Fabergé

Peter Carl Fabergé
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Famous As: jeweller, inventor, artist
Birthdate: May 18, 1846
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: September 24, 1920

 7 Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 13, 1947

Russian painter, writer, philosopher, theosophist and archaeologist, Nicholas Roerich, counted among the greatest Russian painters, is noted for initiating the modern movement for the defense of cultural objects. One of the greatest feats that he achieved during his lifetime was the Roerich Pact that was signed into law by the US and most nations of the Pan-American Union.

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 8 Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov.
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Famous As: Scientist, Poet, Geologist, Astronomer
Birthdate: November 19, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lomonossowo, Russia
Died: April 15, 1765

Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov was born to a fisherman father and left his village later to satiate his hunger for knowledge. Apart from reforming Russian language and literature, he also made the first colored glass mosaic in his country and discovered the atmosphere of Venus. He loved simple life.

 9 Vissarion

Vissarion
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krasnodar

 10 Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1360 AD
Birthplace: Grand Duchy of Moscow
Died: January 29, 1430

 11 Sergei Ivanov

Sergei Ivanov
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 12 Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 3, 1956

 13 Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neskuchne, Ukraine
Died: September 19, 1967

 14 Viktor Vasnetsov

Viktor Vasnetsov
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 15, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirov, Russia
Died: June 23, 1926

 15 Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 16 Natalya Goncharova

Natalya Goncharova
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Famous As: Russian artist
Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: October 17, 1962

 17 Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 25, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yelabuga, Russia
Died: March 20, 1898

 18 Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 7, 1942

 19 Vasily Vereshchagin

Vasily Vereshchagin
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Famous As: painter, writer
Birthdate: October 14, 1842
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cherepovets
Died: March 31, 1904

 20 Petr Pavlensky

Petr Pavlensky
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Famous As: Artivist, Political activist, Performance artist, Painter, Artist, Anarchist
Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leningrad

 21 Vladimir Tatlin

Vladimir Tatlin
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Famous As: Painter,architect
Birthdate: December 28, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: May 31, 1953

 22 Boris Kustodiev

Boris Kustodiev
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Famous As: Painter,Stage designer
Birthdate: March 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astrakhan, Russia
Died: May 28, 1927

 23 Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: August 5, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bryansk, Russia
Died: August 23, 1977

 24 Mikhail Vrubel

Mikhail Vrubel
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 17, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: April 14, 1910

 25 Valentin Serov

Valentin Serov
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 5, 1911

 26 Alexej von Jawlensky

Alexej von Jawlensky
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torzhok, Russia
Died: March 15, 1941

 27 Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Popova
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Famous As: painter, university teacher, graphic artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: May 25, 1924

 28 Ivan Kramskoi

Ivan Kramskoi
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Famous As: painter, art critic, artist
Birthdate: May 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Voronezh Oblast
Died: March 24, 1887

 29 Vasily Surikov

Vasily Surikov
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Famous As: painter
Birthdate: January 12, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk
Died: March 6, 1916

 30 Zurab Tsereteli

Zurab Tsereteli
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 31 Karl Briullov

Karl Briullov
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 11, 1852

 32 Konstantin Makovsky

Konstantin Makovsky
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 20, 1839
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 17, 1915

 33 Arkhip Kuindzhi

Arkhip Kuindzhi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 27, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mariupol, Russian
Died: July 24, 1910

 34 Marina Lizorkina

Marina Lizorkina
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Famous As: Painter, Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow

 35 Marie Bashkirtseff

Marie Bashkirtseff
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 24, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: October 31, 1884

 36 Mikhail Nesterov

Mikhail Nesterov
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 31, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Died: October 18, 1942

 37 Vasily Perov

Vasily Perov
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 21, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: May 26, 1882

 38 Pavel Tchelitchew

Pavel Tchelitchew
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dubrovka, Russia
Died: July 31, 1957

 39 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 21, 1970

 40 Leonid Pasternak

Leonid Pasternak
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 3, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: May 31, 1945

 41 Nikolai Ge

Nikolai Ge
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voronezh Governorate
Died: June 13, 1894

 42 Alexandre Benois

Alexandre Benois
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 3, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 9, 1960

 43 Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
Died: October 5, 1955

 44 Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Stepanova
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1894 AD
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 20, 1958

 45 Viktor Hartmann

Viktor Hartmann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 23, 1873

 46 Mikhail Larionov

Mikhail Larionov
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tiraspol, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: May 10, 1964

 47 Aleksandra Ekster

Aleksandra Ekster
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: January 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bialystok, Poland
Died: March 17, 1949

 48 Konstantin Somov

Konstantin Somov
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 6, 1939

 49 Isaak Brodsky

Isaak Brodsky
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sofiivka, Ukraine
Died: August 14, 1939

 50 Konstantin Korovin

Konstantin Korovin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 5, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 11, 1939