Stanislav Zhukovsky

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Autumn road (1912).

Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky (Polish: Stanisław Żukowski, Russian: Станислав Юлианович Жуковский) (1873–1944) was a Polish-Russian painter,[1] and a member of Mir iskusstva.[2]


Zhukovsky was born in Yendrikhovtsy (Jędrzychowice), Grodno Province. He was a student of Isaac Levitan and a graduate of the Moscow School of Painting. Zhukovsky became a celebrated landscapist working in a unique style which projected impressionistic methods and skills as well as his interpretation of the tradition of the Russian realist school. He established his own art studio in Moscow where he mentored students, including later to become a celebrated avantgardist Liubov Popova[3] and a young Vladimir Mayakovsky who was then working as a poster artist.[4]

As a painter, Zhukovsky left a legacy from capturing Russian landscapes and pre-revolutionary sites and the interior of Russian estate houses. His social predisposition left him skeptical of the Bolshevik revolution,[4] and in 1923 he left Soviet Union for his ancestral homeland Poland, then already an independent country.

After the German occupation of Poland, during the World War II he was arrested by the Nazis and held at the prisoner transit camp (Durchgangslager) at Pruszków where he eventually 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.