Arthur Vladimirovich Fonvizin (1883 - 1973)

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Arthur Vladimirovich Fonvizin

Arthur Vladimirovich Fonvizin (Russian: Артур Владимирович Фонвизин), a Soviet painter renowned for his mastery in watercolor, was born on January 11, 1883, into a forester's family. From a young age, following a transformative experience at a circus, Fonvizin developed a profound love for drawing. His journey into the art world began with his education at the Moscow School of Painting, where he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artists and later furthered his studies in Munich among a vibrant community of Russian painters. Fonvizin's early work, influenced by symbolism and the lyrical primitive style, included notable pieces such as "The Bride" (1902) and "Leda" (1904)​​​​.

Throughout his career, Fonvizin was an active participant in significant art movements and exhibitions, such as the Blue Rose, Jack of Diamonds, and the World of Art movement. His transition to watercolors marked a defining moment in his artistic journey, allowing him to capture the ephemeral beauty of landscapes, portraits, and scenes from pre-revolutionary life with a directness and vibrancy that became his hallmark​​.

Despite facing challenges, including criticism for formalism and being exiled due to his German heritage, Fonvizin's resilience and dedication to art remained unwavering. His works, celebrated for their lack of preparatory sketches and immediate application of paint, are held in high esteem and featured in prestigious collections like the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum. Among his famous works are "The Circus. Horsewoman" (1936) and portraits of ballerinas from the Bolshoi Theater, showcasing his lifelong fascination with the circus and theater​​​​​​.

For collectors and experts in art and antiques, Fonvizin's oeuvre offers a unique glimpse into the soul of early 20th-century Russian art, marked by its lyrical beauty and emotional depth. To stay updated on sales and auction events related to Arthur Vladimirovich Fonvizin's work, signing up for updates is recommended. This subscription ensures access to the latest information on the availability of his mesmerizing watercolor paintings.

Date and place of birt:11 january 1883, Riga, Russian Empire
Date and place of death:19 august 1973, Moscow, USSR
Nationality:Latvia, Russia, USSR
Period of activity: XX century
Specialization:Artist, Painter
Art school / group:Knave of Diamonds, Mir iskusstva, Ассоциация художников революционной России, Общество московских художников
Genre:Genre art, Portrait, Still life
Art style:Contemporary art, Expressionism, Formalism
Technique:Watercolor

Creators Latvia

Voldemar Matvejs (1877 - 1916)
Voldemar Matvejs
1877 - 1916
Jan Damel (1780 - 1840)
Jan Damel
1780 - 1840
Gustav Gustavovich Klutsis (1895 - 1938)
Gustav Gustavovich Klutsis
1895 - 1938
Indulis Zariņš (1929 - 1997)
Indulis Zariņš
1929 - 1997
Emil Schultz-Riga (1872 - 1931)
Emil Schultz-Riga
1872 - 1931
Ella Kruglyanskaya (1978)
Ella Kruglyanskaya
1978
Raimonds Staprans (1926)
Raimonds Staprans
1926
Vasily Nikolayevich Masyutin (1884 - 1955)
Vasily Nikolayevich Masyutin
1884 - 1955
Normunds Braslins (1962)
Normunds Braslins
1962
Janis Avotins (1981)
Janis Avotins
1981
Lea Matisovna Davydova-Medene (1921 - 1986)
Lea Matisovna Davydova-Medene
1921 - 1986
Léopold Bernhard Bernstamm (1859 - 1939)
Léopold Bernhard Bernstamm
1859 - 1939
Jacques Chapiro (1887 - 1972)
Jacques Chapiro
1887 - 1972
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin (1889 - 1938)
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin
1889 - 1938
Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni (1836 - 1902)
Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni
1836 - 1902
Sergey Arsen'evich Vinogradov (1869 - 1938)
Sergey Arsen'evich Vinogradov
1869 - 1938

Creators Contemporary art

Charlotte van Pallandt (1898 - 1997)
Charlotte van Pallandt
1898 - 1997
Ádám Dallos (1986)
Ádám Dallos
1986
Tamara Andreevna Shilovskaia (1916 - 2001)
Tamara Andreevna Shilovskaia
1916 - 2001
Memet Abselyamovich Abselyamov (1911 - 1988)
Memet Abselyamovich Abselyamov
1911 - 1988
Guido Deleu (1932)
Guido Deleu
1932
Maurizio Savini (1965)
Maurizio Savini
1965
Vladas Digyokas (1889 - 1942)
Vladas Digyokas
1889 - 1942
Eva Zeisel (1906 - 2011)
Eva Zeisel
1906 - 2011
Horst Janssen (1929 - 1995)
Horst Janssen
1929 - 1995
Colin John McCahon (1919 - 1987)
Colin John McCahon
1919 - 1987
Jason Martin (1970)
Jason Martin
1970
Christo Yavashev (1935 - 2020)
Christo Yavashev
1935 - 2020
Hans Ginter (1944)
Hans Ginter
1944
Vyacheslav Fomich Koleychuk (1941 - 2018)
Vyacheslav Fomich Koleychuk
1941 - 2018
Yigal Ozeri (1958)
Yigal Ozeri
1958
Hannelore Borchers (1932 - 1990)
Hannelore Borchers
1932 - 1990