Nikolai Petrovich BOGDANOV-BELSKY 1868 — 1945
Микола Петрович БОГДАНОВ-БЕЛЬСЬКИЙ • Николай Петрович БОГДАНОВ-БЕЛЬСКИЙ
Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky was born in Smolensk province in 1868. Studied at S. Rachinski’s art school; in icon-painting studio at in Trinity-Sergei Monastery in 1882-1883; at Moscow College of Art, Sculpture and Architecture in 1884-1889; at St. Petersburg Art Academy in 1894-1895; in private studios in Paris in late 1890s. Active in St. Petersburg until 1921, Riga, Latvia thereafter. Member of Itinerants from 1895; Kuindzhi Society from 1909 (founding member; chairman in 1913-1918). Exhibited with Itinerants in 1890-1917. Specialized in genre paintings, especially of the education of peasant children; salon portraits; impressionistic landscapes studies (in the 1930s). Became academician in 1903. Became an Active Member of the Academy of Arts in 1914. Died in Latvia in 1945.