The famous Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi spent the last 13 years of his life in this house. The artist noticed this apartment in Birzhevoi Pereulok for its huge attic-studio with a majestic view of the Spit of the Vasilievsky Island and the Petrograd Side. The house overlooking the Malaya Neva embankment is called the “home of artists” for a reason: at different times such famous painters as brothers Grigory and Nikanor Chernetsov, A. Beggrov, M. Klodt, A. Korzukhin, G. Myasoedov, I. Shishkin, and I. Kramskoy lived there.

Visitors to the Apartment-Museum can see the office, the living room, the dining room, and the artist’s workshop with his desk, easel, armchair and other exhibits. The artist’s studio is currently used as a venue for the exhibition which tells about Kuindzhi’s teaching activities at the Academy of Arts, where he taught landscape painting from 1894 to 1897, and supervised a workshop. Among his students were K. Bogayevsky, N. Roerich, A. Rylov, and others.

After the artist’s death, N. Roerich suggested to create a museum in the workshop. This idea was implemented to the 150th anniversary of the birth of A. Kuindzhi to commemorate the artist’s contribution to Russian culture.