Delicate nature by Arkady Rylov
Arkady Rylov was a Russian and Soviet landscapist painter, graphic artist and teacher. By the way, he was a member of World of Art, Union of Russian Artists, founding member of the Leningrad Union of Artists, Professor of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of the All-Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1935).
Arkady Aleksandrovich Rylov was born in January 17 (29), 1870 in Vyatka province, Russia. Arkady grew up in the family of his stepfather, because his own father was mentally ill. The boy studied in St. Petersburg, first in the Central School of Technical Drawing and then Konstantin Kryzhitsky became his teacher. In 1894-1897 he studied at the Academy of Arts with A.I. Kuindzhi. Arkady participated in the creation of associations World of Art and Union of Russian Artists. In 1915 the artist became an academician of painting. In addition, A. Rylov successfully worked as an illustrator and wrote essays on nature. He was the chairman of the Kuindzhi Society of Artists.
Since 1902, he taught in the Drawing School of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, since 1917 he taught at the Academy of Arts and the following year he became a professor.
After the revolution, Rylov continued to be actively engaged in creative and pedagogical work. A.A. Fyodorov-Davydov called Rylov “an outstanding Soviet landscape painter”. His work in many ways determined the multifaceted appearance of the Leningrad landscape painting of 1920-1930’s. As a professor, Rylov made a great contribution to the preparation of new generations of artists, having directly or indirectly influenced the state and development of Soviet landscape painting in the following decades.
Arkady Rylov died on June 22, 1939 in Leningrad. The landscape painter was buried at the Volkovsky Cemetery.
Talented artist Rylov was one of the classics of Russian landscape painting. Creativity of the artist was widely known in the very beginning of the twentieth century. His works were exhibited at the exhibitions of the association World of Art and the Vienna Secession.