Savrasov waard berne yn in keapmansfamylje. Hy tekene al mei jonge jierren en waard yn 1838 studint by professer Rabus oan de at the Skoalle foar Skilderkeunst, Byldhoukeunst en Arsjitektuer yn [[Moskou]], dêr't er yn 1850 ôfstudearre. Hy
sesjaliserre him fuortendaliks yn it lânskipsskilderjen.
Yn 1852 reizge er nei de [[Oekraïne]].
Then, in 1854 by the invitation of the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, President of the [[Imperial Academy of Arts]], he moved to the neighborhood of [[Saint Petersburg|St. Petersburg]]. In 1857 , Savrasov became a teacher at the Moscow School of painting, sculpturing and architecture. His best disciples, [[ Isaac Levitan]] and [[Konstantin Korovin]] , remembered their teacher with admiration and gratitude.
[[Image:RooksBackOfSavrasov.jpg|thumb|250px|left|''De roelen binne werom''
was painted by Savrasov near Ipatjev-kleaster yn [[Kostroma]].]]
In 1857 , he married Sophia Karlovna Hertz, sister of art historian K. Hertz. In their home they entertained artistic people and collectors including [[Pavel Tretjakov]]. Savrasov became especially close with [[Vasili Perov]]. Perov helped him paint the figures of the boat trackers in Savrasov's ''[[ Volga River|Volga]] near Yuryevets'' , Savrasov painted landscapes for Perov 's '' Bird catcher'' and '' Hunters on Bivouac''.
In the 1860s, he traveled to [[Ingelân]] to see the [[Ynternasjonale Tentoanstelling (1862), and to [[Switserlân]]. In one of his letters he wrote that '' no academies in the world could so advance an artist as the present world exhibition''. The painters who influenced him most were British painter [[John Constable]] and Swiss painter [[Alexandre Calame]].
''De Roeken binne werom'' (1871) is considered by many critics to be the high point in Savrasov’s artistic career. Using a common, even trivial, episode of birds returning home, and an extremely simple landscape, Savrasov emotionally showed the transition of nature from winter to spring. It was a new type of ''lyrical landscape'' painting, called later by critics ''the mood landscape''. The painting brought him fame.
In 1870 , he became a member of the [[De Swalkers]] group, breaking with government-sponsored [[academic art]].
In 1871, after the death of his daughter, there was a crisis in his art. The misfortunes in his personal life and, possibly, dissatisfaction with his artistic career were the reasons of his tragedy—he became an alcoholic. All attempts of his relatives and friends to help him were in vain.
The last years of his life Savrasov led the life of a pauper, wandering from shelter to shelter. Only the doorkeeper of the Moscow School of painting, sculpturing and architecture and Pavel Tretyakov, founder of the [[ Tretyakov Gallery]] , were present at his funeral in 1897.
== Kar út it wurk ==
Image:Savrasov vid na cremlin.JPG|It Kremlin
sôen fan de Krymsky brêge in Inclement Weather (1851).
Image:Savrasov oraninienbaum.JPG|Lânskip yn de omkriten fan Oranienbaum (1854).
Image:Savrasov river and fisher.JPG|Lânskip mei rivier en angelfisker (1859).
Image:Alexej Kondratjewitsch Sawrassow 001.jpg|
Rustic View (1867).
Image:Savrasov winter night.JPG|Winternacht (1869).
Image:Alexej Kondratjewitsch Sawrassow 002.jpg|Winter (1870).
Image:Savrasov zakat nadbolotom.jpg|Sinneûndergong boppe in sompe, 1871
Image:Savrasov pascher monastery.JPG|Kleaster fan de Grotten ûnder [[Nizjny Novgorod]] (1871).
Image:Savrasov sukharev tower.JPG|Sukharevtoer (1872).
Image:Savrasov rainbow.JPG|Reinbôge (1873).
Image:SavrasovAK VesDen VLA.jpg|Maitiidsdei, 1873
Image:Savrasov rafts.JPG|Flotten (1873).
Image:Savrasov VecherPerelet OD.jpg|Jûntiid. Fûgeltrek, 1874
Image:Savrasov monastery gate.JPG|Poarten fan it kleaster (1875).
Image:Savrasov spring thaw.JPG|Iere
maitiid. Dauwe. (1880s).
Spring. Keukentunen (1893).
Image:Savrasov rasputitsa.JPG|Rasputitsa (See fan modder, 1894)