In the Fields
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Stepan Feodorovich Kolesnikov ( Adrianopol, Ukraine 1879 - Belgrade 1955 )
Kolesnikov was a Ukrainian landscape painter. Hestudied at the Odessa Art School, and entered the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 without having to pass exams, such was his talent. There he was taught by Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930) and Vladimir Makovsky (1846-1920). He was consequently influenced by the Russian Realist tradition, and won praise from his teachers and the public alike.