(December 12, 1799 - June 11, 1852)
Karl Pavlovich Bryullov, also transliterated Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as "The Great Karl", was a Russian painter. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.
(December 16, 1866 - December 13, 1944)
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely-abstract works.
(January 24, 1848 - March 19, 1916)
Vasily Ivanovich Surikov was the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia.
(January 25, 1832 - March 20, 1898)
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was a Russian landscape painter closely associated with the Peredvizhniki movement.
, Russian painter
(July 7, 1887 - March 28, 1985)
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.