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|Виктор Александрович Гартман|
|Died||July 23, 1873 (aged 39)|
|Education||Member Academy of Arts (1870)|
|Alma mater||Imperial Academy of Arts (1861)|
|Known for||Architecture, Painting|
Viktor Alexandrovich Hartmann (Russian: Ви́ктор Алекса́ндрович Га́ртман; 5 May 1834, Saint Petersburg – 4 August 1873, Kireyevo near Moscow) was a Russian architect and painter. He was associated with the Abramtsevo Colony, purchased and preserved beginning in 1870 by Savva Mamontov, and the Russian Revival.
Victor-Edouard Hartmann was born in Saint Petersburg into a family of German ancestry. He was orphaned at a young age and grew up in the house of his mother's sister, L. Hemilian, and her husband Alexandre Hemilian, who was a well-known architect. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg and at first started working by illustrating books.
He also worked as an architect and sketched, among other things, the monument to the thousandth anniversary of Russia in Novgorod, which was inaugurated in 1862. He made most of his water colors and pencil drawings on journeys abroad in the years 1864 to 1868. Together with Ivan Ropet, Hartmann was one of the first artists to include traditional Russian motifs in his work.
Since Vladimir Stasov had introduced him to the circle of Mily Balakirev in 1870, he had been a close friend of the composer Modest Mussorgsky. Following Hartmann's early death from an aneurysm at the age of only 39, an exhibition of over 400 of his paintings was displayed in the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, in February and March 1874. This inspired Mussorgsky to compose his suite Pictures at an Exhibition. Most of the works shown at the 1874 exhibition are now lost.
Design for the Naval department of Russia's pavilion at the Vienna World Fair of 1873
Sketch for the ballet Trilby
Extant Savva Mamontov printshop, Leontyevsky Lane, Moscow
- Members of the Imperial Academy of Arts
- Imperial Academy of Arts alumni
- Awarded with a large gold medal of the Academy of Arts
- 1834 births
- 1873 deaths
- Architects from Saint Petersburg
- People from Sankt-Peterburgsky Uyezd
- Russian people of German descent
- Architects from the Russian Empire
- 19th-century painters from the Russian Empire
- Russian male painters
- 19th-century sculptors from the Russian Empire
- 19th-century male artists from the Russian Empire
- Russian male sculptors
- Russian Revival architecture
- 19th-century architects from the Russian Empire
- Deaths from aneurysm
- Artists from Saint Petersburg