About Art – Ivan Petrovich Pranishnikoff
Ivan Petrovich Pranishnikoff was born in Kursk in Russia in 1841. During his life he was a painter, businessman, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist, translator, friend of Turgenev and friend and official painter of Tsar Alexander III. He fought for the unification of Italy alongside Garibaldi, and participated in the war of independence of Montenegro.
Pranishnikoff was a great traveler and produced many engravings of people and life in different countries. His engravings of Georgia provide an extraordinary glimpse into life at the end of the 19th century.
This extraordinary man died in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in France in 1909, and is buried in a tomb of dark granite.