Born in the Zamostye fortress in Lublin province in 1862. Died in Moscow in 1921. As a student of the Warsaw Music Institute and a musician in the Lithuanian regiment of the Russian army, Denisov began to study painting at the age of 30 in Moscow. K.A. Korovin and V.A. Serov became his mentors. Much of Denisov’s work was theater-related: he created symbolic decor for several theatres of St. Petersburg. In addition, he created murals in the church of Ivanovo-Voznesensk. Denisov displayed his easel paintings at exhibitions of various art associations, but he did not join any of them. This artist was one of the most consistent symbolists in Russian painting, and was appreciated and recognized by M.A. Vrubel. Forgotten for a long time, the name of Vasiliy Denisov is only now coming back to art-lovers.

Landscape With Trees - 1914, oil on canvas, Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M. A. Vrubel
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