One of the founders of the Peredvizhniki (Itinerants) artist's cooperative, along with Repin, Shishkin, and others, I.M. Pryanishnikov finished the painting, In the Artist's Studio, in 1890. The artist and his model anticipate the warmth from the stove. This magnificent replica was skillfully hand painted in Russia, by Igor V. Shepel. Mounted within a handsome, gold leaf frame. About 15" x 16".
About the artist: Igor Viktorovich Shepel was born in 1961 in the city of Rostov-on-the-Don. From 1978-1984 he studied at the Rostov College of Arts (named after Mitrofan Borisovich Grekov 1882-1934, founding father of Soviet military theme and panoramic painting). Shepel is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and participates in many regional and personal exhibitions. He works and teaches at the Grekov Art School. He specializes in museum quality art done in oil, Russian masterpiece replicas as well as replicas of Western masters, both complex and simple. He is especially fond of painting landscapes as well as renditions of famous Russian icons. Many of his works are in museums, galleries and private collections in Russia, Germany, Brazil, and Canada.