Stanislav Zhukovsky

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Autumn road (1912).

Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky (Polish: Stanisław Żukowski, Russian: Станислав Юлианович Жуковский) (1875–1944) was a Polish-Russian Impressionist painter,[1] and also a member of the prestigious Union of Russian artists.[2]

Zhukovsky was born in Yendrikhovtsy (Jędrzychowice), Grodno Province. He was a student of Isaac Levitan and graduate of the Moscow School of Painting. Zhukovsky became a celebrated landscapist associated with the Impressionist movement and established his own art studio in Moscow, in which he mentored many artists, most notably the painter Liubov Popova[3] and a young Vladimir Mayakovsky who was then working as a poster artist.[4]


As a painter, Zhukovsky was dedicated to landscapes and wealthy estates. His fondness for lavish things left him suspect in the Bolshevik era,[4] and in 1923 he moved from the Soviet Union to his ancestral homeland of Poland. During the German occupation of Poland in World War II, he was arrested by the Nazis and held at the prisoner transit camp (Durchgangslager) at Pruszków where he died in 1944.[5]

Themes and series[edit]

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Window to the World
  • Interior
  • Noble Nest
  • Nostalgia



  1. ^ Eickel, Nancy ed. (1986). Russia, The Land, The People: Russian Painting 1850-1910. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution. ISBN 0-295-96439-1. 
  2. ^ Bornstein, Eli (1975). The Structurist, Issues 15-20. New York: Wittenborn and Co. p. 80.  ISSN 0081-6027
  3. ^ Gaze, Delia (2001). Concise dictionary of women artists. Chicago: Taylor & Francis. p. 539. ISBN 1-57958-335-0. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Stanislav Zhukovsky". Bely Gorod Publishing. Retrieved 2011-02-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Kruglov, Vladimir; Lenyashin, Vladimir (2000). Russian Impressionism. St. Petersburg: State Russian Museum/Palace Editions. ISBN 0-8109-6714-6.