Vasilij Efimovitsch Ekgorst (Russian, 1831 – 1901)
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 60 cm
About the Artist:
Vasilij Efimovitsch Ekgorst (born in 1831 – July 22) was a Russian painter and graphic artist. He lived in Petersburg and worked as a genre painter, landscape painter, animal painter; representative of late academicism. Ekgorst studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1850 to 1860) with the battle painter B.P. Villevalde. In 1857 he awarded a small silver medal for the painting “Smugglers”. For the paintings “Stable” and “Landscape” (1860) he received a large silver medal and the title of a Class artist of the 3rd degree “folk scenes” paintings.
The works of Vasily Efimovich Ekhorst were very popular in St. Petersburg circles. the paintings “Courses”, “Horses in the stable”, “On the hunt”, In the vicinity of St. Petersburg”, “On the move”, “Landscape with cows”, “Winter landscape with a road”, “View in the Oryol province” and many others willingly acquired not only by art lovers, but also by serious collectors.
The artist’s paintings depicting folk scenes and landscapes were exhibited at exhibitions at the Imperial Academy of Arts and the Society for Exhibitions of Artistic Works in St. Petersburg, and in 1876 at an international art exhibition in Philadelphia. In the last quarter of the 19th century, Ekhorst worked a lot in Finland, during these years the artist painted mainly landscapes.
The work of Vasily Efimovich Ekhorst is represented in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum and in a number of regional museum collections. Ekhorst Vasily Efimovich died in 1901 in St. Petersburg.