Art A-Z: F – Fedotov Pavel

Pavel Andreevich Fedotov (1815, Moscow – 1852, Saint-Petersburg) – painter.

Made a military career. In 1834 – 1844, during military service in Saint-Petersburg he visited classes at the Academy of Arts and was making aquarelle and pencil sketches of mates and friends. In 1844, Fedotov completely dedicated him-self to art.

In 1849, three Fedotov’s works, that were exposed at the Academy of Art’s exhibition, received positive reviews (Including Matchmaking of the Major – see up).

завтрак
Nobleman’s Breakfast, 1850

Fedotov’s paintings are full of drama, interesting plots and conflicts. His later works, however, are more pessimistic and more static.

игроки
Players, 1851-1852

Tip

If you want to see Fedotov’s works, visit the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg.