Vasily Surikov was born on this date 160 years ago. The Russian painter is most known for his strikingly realistic historical paintings. In honor of his birthday, let's take a look at the snow-filled "The Boyarynia Morozova," one of his historical paintings.
1. Although he's known as a Russian painter, Vasily Surikov was actually born in Siberia. He first moved to Russia at age 21, in 1869, to study at the Academy of the Arts, though he didn't actually become a student... READ ON