Born in Budapest in 1871. Died in Moscow in 1960. After graduating from the law and historical-philology faculty of St. Petersburg University, Grabar studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under Repin in 1894–1896, and at the Aschbe School in Munich in 1896–1898, where he later became a teacher. From 1903, he lived in Moscow, where he became a member of the “Union of Russian Artists” and a participant in all the exhibitions of that society. As an artist, he began his creative path with Impressionism, but very soon arrived at the method of Divisionism. Landscape is Grabar’s favorite genre. Into it, he often introduced images of ancient Russian or old country estate architecture. He was not only an artist, but also an art critic, restorer of icons and during 1913–1925, director of the State Tretyakov Gallery. It was Grabar who created the museum’s first chronological exhibition. He later headed the Central Restoration Studios that now bear his name. Grabar also wrote two of the most complete histories of Russian art.

Works
A Moscow Street, Tverskoy Boulevard - 1880s, oil on canvas, Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M. A. Vrubel
February Azure - 1904, oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
March Snow - 1904, oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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