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The approaches to landscape by Canadian and Russian painters show parallels that go well beyond the geographic and climatic features shared by the two countries. It is probable that the immensity of their territory—the most vast on the planet—affected the way the painters imagined and viewed the world around them. From 1860 to 1940, the artists who painted landscapes shared common interests, but the way they expressed these interests sometimes differed radically.

This Learning Collection is based on the virtual exhibit, Horizons: Canadian and Russian Landscape Painting (1860-1940). These biographies represent the painters of approximately 250 works in the virtual exhibition. Links to the works of each painter that are included in the exhibit are provided.

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