Rufim SUDKOVSKY 1850 — 1885
Руфим СУДКОВСЬКИЙ • Руфим Гаврилович СУДКОВСКИЙ
Marine painter. Son of a priest, born in 1850. First Studied in Ochakov’s Liturgical College and later in Odessa Seminary. In 1868 the artist entered St. Petersburg Art Academy. He dropped the Academy in 1873 and returned to Odessa where the immediate proximity to the Black Sea enabled the artist to produce beautiful marine paintings. In 1882 he became an Academician. His paintings are distinguished by theirs realism and poeticism.