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Nikolai Belsky

 (1868 - 1945)
Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov Belsky was active/lived in Russian Federation, Latvia, Germany.  Nikolai Belsky is known for peasant children genre and portrait painting, impressionist landscape.

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Nikolai Belsky


Biography from the Archives of askART

Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky was a Russian painter.  He was born in the village of Shitiki in Smolensk Governorate in 1868.  He studied art at the Semyon Rachinsky fine art school, icon-painting at the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra in 1883, modern painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1884 to 1889, and at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 1894 to 1895. He worked and studied in private studios in Paris in the late 1890s.

Bogdanov-Belsky was active in St. Petersburg.  After 1921, he worked exclusively in Riga, Latvia.  He became a member of several prominent societies in including the Peredvizhniki from 1895, and the Arkhip Kuindzhi Society from 1909 (of which he was a founding member and chairman from 1913 to 1918).

Bogdanov-Belsky painted mostly genre paintings, especially of the education of peasant children, portraits, and impressionistic landscapes studies. He became pedagogue and academician in 1903. He was an active Member of the Academy of Arts in 1914.

Bogdanov-Belsky died in 1945 in Berlin.

He was a member of the Russian Fraternitas Arctica in Riga.

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Biography from Auctionata
Nikolaj Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (1868-1945) Nikolaj Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky studied modern painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1884 to 1889, and later at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg under Ilja Yefimovich Repin. In the late 1890s he worked and studied in Paris. From the beginning of the 20th century the artist participated in various exhibitions in Russia, later his works were shown in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Paris. Bogdanov-Belsky worked in St. Petersburg for many years before settling in Riga. He became a member of several prominent artists groups such as the 'Peredvizhniki' (The Wanderers) and was an active Member of the Academy of Arts. The renowned painter is mostly known for his genre paintings, especially of peasant children, portraits and impressionist landscape studies.


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About  Nikolai Belsky

Born:  1868 - Shitiki, Smolensk Governorate, Russia
Died:   1945 - Berlin, Germany
Known for:  peasant children genre and portrait painting, impressionist landscape