A representative of restrospective-romantic symbolism, an artist and master in graphics, Ignatiy Nivinskiy was born 31 December 1880. In 1898 graduated from the Stroganov Artistic-Industrial School where he taught till the year 1905. In 1903-1904 he went to Italy with an architect I.V.Joltovsky, then he worked as an assistant in his workshop and created a number of neoclassic architecture proects. In 1910 he again went to Italy with an architect P.I.Klein. In 1911 he learned the etching technique under R.N.Raman-Gamon, V.V.Mathe’s student. During his third Italian trip (1912) he drew a number of landscapes directly on etching boards. Took part in the exhibitions of “Mir Iskusstva” and “Four Arts”, worked with stage decorations and created monumental-decorative historic masterpieces – M.A. Chekhov “Erik XIV” staged by A.Strindberg (1st studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, 1921), Rossini’s“The Barber of Seville” (Stanislavskiy Opera House, 1933) and a number of other plays. Togetheer with E.Vakhtangov he staged “Turandot” (artist, 3rd studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, 1922). Ignatiy Nivinsky died 27 October 1933.