His motto: «To have in order to help».
His motto: «A man never gives in, a man will win».
«The paintings in which the principal power is the light of the sun should be considered the best» (I.K.Aivazovsky).
«The movement of the elements cannot be directly captured by the brush - it is impossible to paint lightning, a gust of wind, or the splash of a wave, direct from nature. For that the artist must remember them...» (I.K.Aivazovsky).
The Aivazovsky’s house in Feodosia.
in a court yard
of the Armenian church
St. Sergiy in Feodosia.
About creativity of Ivan Aivazovsky.
The alphabetic index and the chronological index.
The house in Feodosia, in which was born I.K.Aivazovsky .
17 July (29) Ivan Aivazovsky was born in Feodosia in the family of a merchant of Armenian origin Konstantin Grigorievicz Aivazovsky, moved in the beginning XIX of century from Galitziya in Crimea.
Studies in Feodosia in school of church arrival. The interest of Aivazovsky involves in drawing attention of the chief of Feodosia city A. I. Kaznacheev.
Has entered the Simpheropol gymnasium.
22 July - is enlisted in the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Is engaged in a landscape class of the professor M. N. Vorobyov.
As the assistant is attached to French artist F. Tanner.
The silver medal of 2 advantage for a picture "an Etude of air above the sea" is awarded. Gets acquainted with M.I. Glinka, V.G. Belinskiy, I.A. Krilov.
The gold medal of 2 advantage is awarded. Gets acquainted from A.S. Pushkin.
The gold medal of 1-st advantage "for excellent successes in painting sea kinds" is awarded.
1838 – 1840.
For outstanding successes in painting is sent on business by the Petersburg Academy of applied arts for two years to Crimea for independent job.
Takes part in battle operations under a management N.N. Raevskiy at the Caucasian coast. During navigation by the battle ships of the Black Sea fleet gets acquainted with the admirals M.P. Lazarev, P.S. Nahimov, V.A. Kornilov. For pictures written in Crimea, "is issued from Academy and is awarded with a rank of the artist".
Leaves for six years abroad as the pensioner of Academy of applied arts "for improvement in painting". In the autumn in Venice gets acquainted with N.V.Gogol.
1841 – 1844.
Travels on Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, England, Holland. Becomes the member of Amsterdam academy. The pictures of Aivazovsky are on display at exhibitions in the largest cities of Europe.
Meeting with famous English marine artist J.W.M. Turner.
Is awarded with a gold medal of the French Academy of applied arts.
Comes back in Russia. Is ranked as the Main Sea staff. The rank of the academician of the Petersburg Academy of applied arts is awarded.
Is sent in navigation in Konstantinopol and on the Greek archipelago. After returning from navigation begins construction of a house and workshop in Feodosia.
May - Has noted the first decade of the creativity by the device of a display of paintings in Feodosia.
The rank of the professor of the Petersburg Academy of applied arts is awarded.
The first display of paintings in Moscow. Marries on J.I. Grevs, daughter of the Petersburg doctor. With the young wife moves to live in Feodosia.
Writes a picture The Ninth Wave, which exhibits at first in Academy of applied arts in St. Petersburg, the next year - in Moscow.
The second exhibition in Moscow.
March 5 -
Is elected by the valid member of Russian Geographical society.
Exhibition of battle pictures in besieged Sevastopol.
Display of paintings in Paris, for which the award Honourable legion is awarded to him.
Writes two variants of a picture "the World flood". During life repeatedly comes back to this plot
[The World flood (1864) and others].
In connection with opening in Feodosia the first School of Arts, is enlisted on a service in the Petersburg Academy of applied arts.
Writes a cycle of pictures on a theme of struggle of Greece with Turkey.
1868 - 1869.
Trip on Caucasus and Transcaucasia, makes trip on opening of the Suez channel. Begins efforts about a lining in Feodosia of the railway.
Trip to Egypt. Is invited to celebrating of opening of the Suez channel.
Has constructed in Feodosiya a building Historical museum.
Has visited Nice and Florence with an exhibition of the pictures.
By the order of the sultan Abdul-Azis writes about 30 pictures for an ornament palas Dolma-Bahche in Konstsntinopol.
Is elected by the member of the Florentine academy of applied arts. Has written an auto portrait for Gallery Uffitsi.
Terminates a marriage with J.I. Aivazovskaya.
Travel to Genoa for the tax of materials connected to opening of America by Kolumb.
Has based in Feodosiya Picture gallery. Is elected by the honourable citizen of Feodosia.
Picture The Black Sea.
Marries on A.N. Sarkizova, widow of the businessman.
Travel on Volga.
The fiftieth anniversary of creative activity, exhibition in St. Petersburg.
Trip to America.
Picture Among waves.
April 19 (May 2) Aivazovsky has died in Feodosia. Is buried near to an ancient Armenian temple.