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Vasily Perov

Born: Tobolsk, 2 January 1834
Died: Kuz’minki (now part of Moscow), 10 June 1882
Nationality: Russian

Son of a public prosecutor


Alexander Stupin’s  Art School; with Sergey Zaryanko at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (Moscow Academy, 1853-62)


1862 -Village Sermon wins gold medal at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (MSPSA); wins MSPSA travel scholarship

1866 - member of Imperial Russian Academy of Arts

1870 – founding member of The Wanderers (Peredvizhniki); begins teaching at Imperial Academy

1871 – begins teaching at MSPSA

1877 - resigns from Wanderers

1881-2 – publishes  “Tales of an artist” [Rasskazy khudozhnika]  in Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal (St Petersburg); resigns from MSPSA


France and Germany, mainly Paris (1862)

Important Artworks: 

Troika. Young Apprentices Carrying Water, 1866 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

The Governess's Arrival, 1866 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

The Last Tavern at the City Gates, 1868 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

Web Resources

Tretyakov Gallery: Perov