Nikolai Alexandrovich TARKHOV 1871 — 1930
Микола ТАРХОВ • Николай Александрович ТАРХОВ
Painter, one of the first Russian impressionists. Tarkhov was born in a wealthy merchant family. Studied art independently. In 1897 met K. Korovin in Crimea and later worked with him in Korovin’s Moscow studio. Tarkhov debuted in 1899 at the Moscow exhibit “World of Art” (“Mir iskusstva”), after which he moved to Paris where he continued exhibiting in the Salon of Independents. Works of Tarkhov were exhibited with Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin. Tarkhov’s first personal exhibition took place in St. Petersburg in 1905. In 1983 a retrospective exhibitions of the painter were held at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Leningrad, and in 2003 – at the State Tretyakov Gallery. Tarkhov was a great master of color.