Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Theodosia, Crimea, 1817 - Theodosia, 1900) was a Russian painter famous for his seascapes.
- "Perhaps no one in Europe has painted the extraordinary beauty of the sea with so much feeling and expressiveness as Aivazovsky has". V. Adasov.
Some of his marine landscapes are: The Bay of Naples by Moonlight (1842), Seashore. Calm, (1843), Malta. Valetto Harbour, (1844), Tenth Wave (1850), Moonlit Night (1849), The Sea Koktebel. (1853) and Storm of the Black Sea (1854). He worked also on paintings with naval warfare as the subject. He left more than 6,000 pictures, and became the most prolific Russian painter of his time.
"Born a mortal, he left immortal memories". In his tombstone.
Note: Two versions of "The Ninth Wave".