Feodor Feodorovich Buchholz, 1857-1942

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Feodor Feodorovich Buchholz, 1857-1942 daedalus and icarus signed in Latin l.l. oil on canvas 220 by 150 cm., 86 by 59 in. Provenance: The President of the Estonian Board of Private Collectors, Vilnius Private Collection Vilnius Born in the province of Warsaw, Buchholz studied at the Imperial Academy of Art, St.Petersburg under Pavel Chistyakov and Valeri Yakobi. In 1880 and 1884 he was awarded silver medals for his sketch of Ivan II and for his study of Nature. In 1885 he won a gold medal for his painting Daedalus Attaching the Wings onto Icarus. He graduated from the Academy in 1885. He exhibited in Munich (1901), the United States (1904) and in Rome (1911). Buchholz is noted for his Russian historical portraits, genre scenes and landscapes, in particular Roman Galitzsky with Pope Innocent III and I.E.Repin Among Friends (1900), in the Russian Museum. The inspiration for the offered work is a painting by A. V. Lebediev (1755-1842) Daedalus and Icarus from the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.