Ivan Aivazovsky was born in 1817. He went to saint Petersburg academy of arts and took a landscaping art course. He was mainly interested in marine landscaping. Ivan contributed over 6000 paintings to the art world. He is most famous for his coastal paintings. Most of Ivan's paintings were marine landscapes. Ivan founded an art school and gallery to educate other artists in the day. Also Ivan built a historical museum. Ivan's paintings have been auctioned for millions of dollars today.