Alexei Savrasov, Creator of the Lyrical Landscape Style

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Alexei Kondratyevich Savrasov (May 24, 1830 – October 8, 1897) was a Russian landscape painter and  creator of the lyrical landscape style. Savrasov was born into the family of a merchant. He began to draw early and in 1838 he enrolled as a student of professor Karl Rabus (1800-1857) at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture