The A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic was located in the architectural monument called “The Trade Building with a Coach House” (1897) which is part of the Shingarev-Plotnikov City Manor. It is still under restoration, but in 2002 the exhibition “The Artist of Eternal Ice” was opened to the public. A unique collection of Alexander Borisov’s works, containing more than 400 masterpieces, is the centerpiece of the exposition.
Alexander Alexeevich Borisov – an artist of international fame, and a student of the very famous landscape painters Ivan Shishkin and Arkhip Kwindgy – was the first who landed in the Arctic Circle with his paints and brushes and started painting on plain-air this land of eternal cold and ice. In the beginning of the 20th century Borisov’s exhibitions were extremely successful in America and Europe, the King of Norway awarded him a highest medal. More than 60 works by A. Borisov are now at the Tretyakov Gallery.
One of the museum halls is devoted to the art of an authentic northern painter – Tyko Vylki. Here you can also see pictures by Stepan Pisakhov (1879-1960). Pisakhov’s talent of a landscape painter was revealed in the images of North: his pine-trees on the cost of the White Sea has become as common as Levitan’s birches.
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