Josef Evstafievich Krachkovsky - Autumn by the River, Sigula, Latvia
Autumn by the River, Sigula, Latvia
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Josef Evstafievich Krachkovsky (Warsaw 1854 - Cadenabbia, Italy 1915)

Krachkovsky studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts and he was awarded the rank of Academician ‘for art and excellent knowledge of landscape painting’ in 1885. He was active in France, Italy and Spain between 1880 and 1903. He taught at the Drawing School attached to the Encouragement of Applied Arts Society in St. Petersburg from 1888 to 1890. He was also a member of the St. Petersburg Society of Artists between 1890 and 1903.

In 1909 he became a founding member of the Kuindzhi Society of Artists which was an art association created by Arkhip Kuindzhi. The society’s aim was to provide financial support to artists. It also purchased paintings by modern Russian artists to donate them to museums, arranged annual prize competitions for artists, gave grants to artists in need and held literary and artistic soirées and concert parties.

Krachkovsky is represented in the following collections : the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, amongst others.