Иван Похитонов

Ivan Pokhitonov

Main Building

The exhibition is dedicated to the 170th birth anniversary of Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov (1850–1923), one of the most original Russian landscape painters of the second half of the 19th – the first decades of the 20th century. 

His work organically combines the heartfelt and poetic view of the world, typical of Russian mood landscape, and strict exactingness to the painting quality of his works adopted from the artists of the Barbizon school. Pokhitonov developed an original artistic style that allowed him, with a very small size of paintings, to express all the characteristics of his native nature of Little Russia, the picturesque richness of French, Italian and Belgian landscapes. The exhibition provides an opportunity to fathom the particularities of Pokhitonov’s skills, to feel the beauty, freshness and poetic charm of his miniature painting. The exposition consists of around 100 works.