Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Ivan Djeneeff

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
MacDowell Fellowships: 1929, 1930, 1931

Ivan Dieneeff (1868-1955) was a Russian painter and a member of the nobility. He studied at the Kharkov school, the Academy — Higher art school of painting, sculpture and architecture under the Imperial Academy of arts in St. Petersburg (1889-1894), and the Academy Р. Жюльена in Paris (1900 - 1901). He was also in the military from 1891-1894. Djeneeff created landscapes, portraits, nudes, symbolic compositions, sketches of Russian life, and worked a lot in watercolors.

In 1915, he was called up for military service and was sent to the U.S. inspector for control over the production of artillery shells at a munitions factory in Erie, Pennsylvania. He did not return to Russia. In 1920, he settled in Manhattan where he engaged in book, magazine and applied graphics and restoration of old master paintings. He became famous as a portraitist.



Ivan Djeneeff worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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