Laurence King Publishing
By Gianni Caffiero & Ivan Samarine
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Following the success in 2000 of Seas, Cities,
and Dreams, the authors return with a second
volume on the works of this remarkable 19thcentury
master who raised European maritime
painting to a new level.
A towering fi gure in his day, he shot to
international fame at an early age. His exhibitions
drew enormous crowds from all over the world and
earned him the admiration of Vernet and Turner.
He was elected a member of five European
academies and was personally acquainted with
most of the crowned heads of his day. Throughout
his long and colorful career Aivazovsky claimed
to have painted over 6,000 pictures.
The authors—the foremost experts on the
artist—have gathered the material for this book from
public and private collections worldwide. Th e large
number of paintings illustrated off er a signifi cant
addition to the published corpus of Aivazovsky’s
oeuvre. Th eir chronological arrangement makes this
book an invaluable resource for scholars, collectors,
and Aivazovsky’s many admirers.
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