BILIBINE, Ivan Iakovlevich

(1876-1942), Russia
  • Name: BILIBINE, Ivan Iakovlevich
  • Born: 1876, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Died: 1942

Self-portrait



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Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942) was a Russian artist, born in St. Petersburg, somewhat isolated from the associations with traditional Russian art found so strongly among the art community in Moscow. His first inspirations came from Russian folk and fairy tales. After seeing an exhibition by Victor Vasnetsov (of whom I know precisely nothing) in 1899 which included images and scenes from folk lore and opera, he was drawn to the remoteness of the wildernesses of Old Russia that gave rise to the legends. His watercolors from this trip were seen and admired by the "Department for the Production of State Documents" and he was commissioned to illustrate a series of books of fairy tales...
Source: www.bpib.com
Title Medium Date Size (cm) Price
Sestritsa Alenu...
Graphic201232x25€ 563Picture
Illustration fo...
Watercolour201227x20€ 75,992Picture
TSARITSA MILITR...
Watercolour200746x39€ 209,455Picture
THE GOLDEN FISH
Watercolour200722x19€ 37,437Picture
Signature by: BILIBINE, Ivan Iakovlevich 1901
Signature by: BILIBINE, Ivan Iakovlevich 1901
Signature by: BILIBINE, Ivan Iakovlevich 1931