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The subject index / Society of Russian Watercolorists

Society of Russian Watercolorists

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SOCIETY OF RUSSIAN WATERCOLORISTS, named the Circle of Russian Watercolorists till 1887 and the Imperial Society of Russian Watercolorists in 1907-17, art association founded in 1880 on the initiative of artist and teacher E. S. Villiers de L'Ille-Adam in order to contribute to the success and development of watercolour painting in Russia. Charter approved in 1887. The society was joined by A. K. Beggrow, Albert N. Benois (the society's head until 1897 and a full member thereof afterwards), R. A. Bergholz, (the society's head in 1904-18), A. P. Bogolyubov, A. S. Egornov (the society's head in 1897-1902), N. N. Karazin, M. P. Klodt, K. Y. Kryzhitsky, L. F. Lagorio, L. O. Premazzi, and P. P. Sokolov. The society organized 38 watercolour exhibitions between 1880 and 1918, hosted by the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts until 1895, and the Academy of Arts and the Passage afterwards, three exhibitions of graphic arts called Blanc et Noir (White and Black), and a number of exhibitions travelling to Moscow and Riga. It also arranged the regular Watercolour Fridays, a set of literary and artistic soirees and music parties held in the Academy of Arts and attended by members of the imperial family. The society disbanded in 1918.

Reference: Андреева Е. Из истории Общества русских акварелистов (1880-1918 гг.) // Искусство рисунка. М., 1990. С. 108-124.

O. L. Leikind, D.Y. Severyukhin.

Beggrow Alexander Carlovich
Benois Albert Nikolaevich
Bergholz Richard Alexandrovich
Bogolyubov Alexey
Egornov Alexander Semenovich
Karazin Nikolay Nikolaevich
Klodt Mikhail Petrovich
Kryzhitsky Konstantin Yakovlevich
Lagorio Lev Felixovich
Premazzi Ludwig Osipovich
Sokolov Pavel Petrovich
Villiers de L'Ille-Adam Emily Samoilovich

Андреева Е. Из истории Общества русских акварелистов (1880-1918 гг.) // Искусство рисунка. М., 1990

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Khrenov A. S. (1860-1926), architect

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Scherbov P.E., (1866-1938), artist

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