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.

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5 Responses to “About Art – Ivan Petrovich Pranishnikoff”
  1. How interesting!!! Amazing how the world has changed in the last 100 years or so…… what an exciting life! 🙂

  2. rumpydog says:

    I do like the one best where the dog talks to the oxen. That is the part of that engraving that captures my attention.

  3. Bongo says:

    Such detailed work. It’s beautiful.

  4. Very nice! Are the materials from a private collection or from a museum? I would like to discuss some facts of the painter’s life and works with the author of the publication. Many thanks!

    • Bassa's Blog says:

      Thank you. I found the illustrations and facts about Pranishnikoff from different sites on the internet. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a biography or definitive source.

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