June 01, 1999

June and July in History



1 International Children’s Day. This year, June 1 is also the 155th birthday of the itinerant painter Vasily Polenov (1844-1927). Polenov created his best works between 1860 and 1870. His famous canvasses, like The Grandmother’s Garden and especially Moscow Courtyard (opposite page), are full of warmth and sunlight. Other Russian favorites are his landscapes Early Snow, The Flooding Oka River and Golden Autumn.

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