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Isaac I.Levitan, portrait / painting
Levitan, Isaac Ilyich; Russian painter,
Wirballen, Kowno region, now Lithuania
30.8.1860 – Moscow 4.8.1900.

Portrait of the painter Isaac Ilyich Levitan.

The Lake
Apple Trees in Blossom
Herbsttag in Sokolniki
The Silent Path
Birch Grove
Golden Autumn
The quiet Carthusian Monastery
After the Rain. Near Pless
Above the Eternal Peace
Die ewige Ruhe
High Water
The Oak
Farmhouse on a meadow
Landscape with railway
Savior gate
Dusk outside the town
Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860 - 1900)
30th August 2020 - 160th Birthday.

Isaac Ilyich Levitan, 30 August 1860 – 4 August 1900,
classical Russian landscape painter.
Characteristic of his work is a hushed and nearly melancholic reverie amidst pastoral landscapes largely devoid of human presence.

In the 1890s, Levitan had an on-again, off-again affair with an older married woman; the painter Sofia Kuvshinnikova. She, Levitan and her husband travelled together and were considered a ménage a trois.
The playwright Anton Chekhov was also a close friend of Sofia's and may have had strong affections for her. According to the memoirs of Chekhov's brother, Mikhail, the situation almost led to a duel with Levitan, but it was avoided thanks to the intercession of a mutual friend.
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