What is the highest price paid in the market for the works of French painter Claude Joseph Vernet d.1789 and Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky d.1900 price sold in auctions or to museums?
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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (July 29, 1817 - May 5, 1900) was a Russian-Armenian painter.
Born in the town of Feodosiya, Crimea, he spent his childhood in poverty. His talent as an artist earned him sponsorship and entry to the Simpheropol gymnasium and later the St. Petersburg Academy of arts.
Earning awards for his early landscapes and seascapes, he went on to paint a series of portraits of Crimean coastal towns before travelling throughout Europe. In later life, his paintings of naval scenes earned him a longstanding commission from the Russian Navy.
With funds earned during his successful career as an artist he opened an art school and gallery in his home town of Feodosiya. He left over 6000 works at his death in 1900.
Earning awards for his early landscapes and seascapes, he went on to paint a series of portraits of Crimean coastal towns before travelling throughout Europe. In later life, his paintings of naval scenes earned him a longstanding commission from the Russian Navy. He also painted some artworks for the Ottoman Sultan which are currently in Turkish museums.
Aivazovsky's works have been auctioned for as much as $2,125,000 and his international reputation continues to grow. He is also said to be the most forged of all Russian painters.
A museum is where you can go see things of historical significance... although "significance" is vastly different for different people. Some small towns have museums about the history of the town, which is interesting to people who hold the town in some affection, and not so interesting to people who have never been there or who are trying to escape to a larger city. :) There are museums that have specific themes... art museums are…