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The nineteenth century raised and gave the world a whole galaxy of talented and famous artists of Russian painting. Savrasov, Shishkin, Levitan, Aivazovsky in the landscape genre were unsurpassed brilliant painters, to whom it was almost impossible to reach. And at that epoch it was not so easy against such a background to prove oneself a talented and original artist. However, landscape painter Ivan Avgustovich Veltsu, who left a very bright mark on Russian art, succeeded in this with interest.

True, masterfully executed works are not as widely replicated as the works of other classics of Russian painting, but they are still well known to many art lovers. The paintings of Ivan Velts are the property of many famous local museums and the decoration of private collections of collectors.

However, very little is known about the author himself. Firstly, after the death of the artist, not a single portrait of him, not a single photo has survived. Secondly, art critics still cannot determine where the artist was precisely born: either in Saratov or in the Samara province. It is only known that Ivan Avgustovich was born in the summer of 1866 in the family of an Austrian merchant, a subject of Austria.

From a young age, Vanya Velts was fond of drawing and could not imagine himself as a painter by anyone else. Therefore, in 1885, he became a student at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. During his studies for the competition works, he was awarded silver medals more than once. And by the end of training, gold awards were added to them.
Especially the young artist managed landscape painting. He skillfully approached the solution of complex compositions, skillfully used the color gamut, which was not too rich for Russian landscapes, and also scrupulously treated the details.

So historically, the time of the formation of Ivan Velts as a master coincided with the time in which venerable painters lived and worked. And in order to find their place in their series, the artist required remarkable efforts, excellent talent and unbending dedication. And these qualities from Ivan Avgustovich Veltsa was with a vengeance.

In 1889, Ivan Avgustovich took Russian citizenship. A couple of years later, after receiving a gold medal at the final exams at the Academy, he was sent abroad to study the history and masterpieces of world art as a first-class artist.

And when he returned, he traveled a lot around St. Petersburg, areas of central Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea. From each trip he brought his unusually realistic landscapes, sketches, sketches, sketches reflecting surprisingly beautiful corners of nature.

Right up until the end of his life, Welz continued to work creatively and left his creations saturated with the picturesque lyrics and touching adoration of his native land to future generations. In 1926, the artist was gone. The burial of the artist is in St. Petersburg.

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