Title: Before a Thunderstorm
Artist: Fyodor Vasilyev
1850 – 1873
Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev was a landscape artist who introduced a lyrical style to Russian art. He was considered an illegitimate child even though his parents married when was four years old. He had to earn a living from the age of twelve and among his jobs, he worked as an assistant to a restorer of pictures.
Before a Thunderstorm is a landscape painting in oil on canvas worked in the style of realism.