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.