Ivan Ivanov Aivazovsky
Ivan Ivanov Aivazovsky (armenian Հովհաննես Այվազյան, Hovhannes Ayvazyan; July 17 , 1817, Theodosius, Tauride Province, Russian Empire - April 19 [May 2] 1900, in the same place) - Russian painter of Armenian descent of Armenian origin collector, philanthropist. Painter of the Main Naval Headquarters, full secret adviser, academician and honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Arts, honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, Florence and Stuttgart.
The most outstanding artist of Armenian origin of the XIX century  . Brother of the Armenian historian and archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church Gabriel Aivazovsky.
Being a world-famous artist, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky preferred to live and work in his homeland - in the Crimea. Aivazovsky is best known for his seascapes, which make up more than half of his works. The artist is considered one of the greatest marine painters of all time.