Metropolitan Museum of Art recognized the artist Arkhyp Kuindzhi as Ukrainian
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) changed the nationality of Mariupol-born artist Arkhyp Kuindzhi from Russian to Ukrainian in its descriptions.
Kuindzhi was born along the coast in Mariupol when the Ukrainian city was part of the Russian Empire. The minimalist composition and dramatic light, color, and clouds exemplify the painter’s style. In the late 1860s, Kuindzhi moved to the artistic hub of St. Petersburg, where he associated with the Peredvizhniki (sometimes translated as the Wanderers), a pioneering independent exhibition group. In the 1890s, he taught landscape painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. Dismissed for supporting student protestors, he ultimately founded his own artists’ society.
In March 2022, the Kuindzhi Art Museum in Mariupol, Ukraine, was destroyed in a Russian airstrike.