"Aleksei Vasilievich Hansen (1876-1937), Hst "seaside", Twentieth"Table oil on canvas depicting a seaside, signed lower right A. Hansen. Period late nineteenth early twentieth. Size without frame 42.5 * 52.5cm and with frame 65 * 55cm. This table has been appraised at Marc OTTAVI's consulting firm. Aleksei (Alexey) Vasilievich HANSEN, February 2, 1876 (Odessa) - October 19, 1937 (Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia). The mother of the artist was the second daughter of IK Aivazovsky, Maria. In his childhood, he often visited his grandfather's studio Feodosia, fascinated by seascapes and scenes of naval battles. Original artistic education received under the direction of Aivazovsky. He studied at the 2nd professional gymnasium in Odessa, then at the Richelieu gymnasium in Odessa. In 1900, he graduated from the Law School of Novorossiisk University. At the same time, he took classes at Odessa Art School, after which he moved to Petersburg. In 1898-1904, he participated in exhibitions of the Association of Artists of Southern Russia in Odessa and the spring exhibitions in the halls of the Academy of Arts. In 1904-1905, he created a number of works on the theme of the Russo-Japanese war: "The death of the battleship Petropavlovsk", "The night attack and the reflection of the destroyers", "The armored cruiser Admiral Makarov" and others. In 1900, he went to Germany where he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin with K. Saltzman, G. Meyer, then at the Academy of Munich with E. Bracht. He graduated from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. He traveled across France, Italy, Holland and Sweden. In Paris, he is engaged in painting under the direction of E. Robert-Fleury and J. Lefebvre. He exhibited his work at the Autumn Salon and the Salon des Artistes français. Held a solo exhibition in the Parisian gallery "Modern Artists". In Russia, visited on short visits. From 1907, he participated in exhibitions of the Society of Russian watercolorists. In 1909 he accompanied Emperor Nicholas II on a trip to Crimea and the Caucasus. In 1910 he moved to Odessa. He took the initiative to create an art museum in Odessa, for which he allocated his own funds. From 1914, he lived in St. Petersburg and spent the summer months in the area of Roman Eli, in the old Crimea, where he painted many landscapes in oil, watercolor, sepia and with gouache. Called to engraving. Hansen's work on the themes of the events of the First World War was published in Ogonyok, Niva, The Russian Sun, The Annals of War. In 1915, he commissioned a large painting commissioned by the Russian government entitled "The Battle of St. Eugenie" with "Geben", presented at the "War" exhibition in Petrograd the same year. A year later, an album of watercolors Hansen "The Russian Imperial Fleet" is published, accompanied by brief historical information. In 1917, he was appointed as Academician with I. Ya Bilibin, ZE Serebryakova and ST Konenkov, but the vote scheduled for October did not take place because of the revolutionary events. In 1917-1919 he lived in Odessa, where he participated in exhibitions of the South Russian Artists Association and the first national exhibition of paintings, posters and posters. In 1920, he emigrated. After passing Turkey and Greece, he stopped in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1928, personal exhibitions of Hansen took place in Rome and in 1929 in Paris (gallery "Petit"). Buried in orthodox cemetery in Dubrovnik. The artist's creative legacy is exceptionally large: they have produced approximately 3,000 paintings, numerous drawings and sketches. Hansen's works are presented in the Feodosia art gallery. IK Aivazovsky, in a number of regional museums and private collections.