Aivazovsky’s works on sea at Istanbul Naval Museum

The Istanbul Naval Museum will continue its “Selected Painters” exhibition series with Hovhannes Aivazovsky, one of the greatest marine artists of the 19th century, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The Aivazovsky exhibition that will open on Jan. 1, 2014 will showcase his oil paint works on canvas, according to a written statement made by the Naval Forces Command.

The Istanbul Naval Museum, which was opened on Oct. 4 in Besiktas, has a painting collection of around 700 oil paint, water paint, pencil drawing and gravure works. The museum will display the collection of works on maritime and naval history.

Aivazovsky was born in the town of Feodosiya (Theodosia), Crimea (Russian Empire) to an Armenian family.

His works are found in dozens of museums throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, including the HermitageMuseum in Saint Petersburg. The largest collections of his works are at the AivazovskyArtGallery in Feodosiya, Ukraine, and the National Gallery of Armenia.

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