According to historians and critics, Kramskoy, was famous for his portraits. His portraits reflect those times in which the artist lived. He painted the people of those people who surrounded him. Portraits, which he painted, most accurately reflect the character of a person and his uniqueness. This is the secret of his paintings.
Portrait of Shishkin, painted in 1873, was recognized as one of the best portraits of this artist. Kramskoy respected Shishkin, valued his talent and recognized his work, we can say that for Kramskoy, Shishkin was a friend. For his portrait, the artist invented an unconstrained pose, which most fully reflects the world of Shishkin, who at one time was a recognized landscape painter.
The artist paints Shishkin going out to paint his landscapes from