White Mountains- Crete, 1923
A painter with a wide-ranging education, which he acquired in the course of his travels in Western Europe, after studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg with the Russian landscape artist, and pupil of Aivazovsky, A.I. Kuindshi, Cheimonas concerned himself almost exclusively with landscape, which he rendered by means of the Impressionism which prevailed in virtually the whole of Europe. On his return to Russia in 1894, he was appointed professor at the St Petersburg Academy and later its Director. In 1920, he left the Soviet Union and settled in Athens.
The White Mountains - Crete is interesting landscape in which can be seen the impressionist trends which predominate in the artist's works even after he settled in Greece; these, however, acquired a different form from that in the works produced in Russia, as the colour becomes brighter and more intense under the Mediterranean sun.