Add to favorite
 

   

 Nikolai Kuznetsov


Born:   September 21, 1876
Deceased:   1970

Famous Russian avant-garde artist.

      

Nikolai Kuznetsov was born in Moscow in 1876. From early childhood the boy was fond of painting and yet he did not get official art education at any art school or university. He studied the principles and secrets of painting in private art studios of the famous artists, such as Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin. He was inspired by both classical examples of world painting, and artists of new movements, genres and trends.

In 1906 Nikolai Kuznetsov for the first time participated in an exhibition of the Moscow Association of Artists. His mentor Konstantin Korovin advised him to go abroad for improving his art skills and studying works by artists from other countries. Following his advice Nikolai Kuznetsov travelled abroad for three years. This trip promoted his developing talent to a great extent, not without the help of his teachers, including Henri Matisse, Charles Guérin, and Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa.
Upon returning to Russia Nikolai Kuznetsov surprised everybody with his paintings. The canvass At Work painted by him soon after coming back was a great success and was exhibited on a par with Repin and Polenov’s paintings. 
 
In 1915 he became the chairman of The Free Art organization, and in a year started exhibiting his painting together with artists from the Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds) association. Besides, he worked as a stage designer for theatre performances and even founded his own drama group. 
 
In spite of the fact that he had no official art education Nikolai Kuznetsov became a teacher in the Stroganov Art School, since the talent and authority of this person was never in question. In 1933 he became a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. 
 
Nikolai Kuznetsov died in Moscow in 1970.


Tags: Russian Artists     




comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


TAGS:
Russian opera  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Old Moscow  education in Russia  Rosobrnadzor   Lyudmila Alekseyeva  Russian trade  Russian education  Agnolo Bronzino  travel to Russia  Aleksandr Ovechkin  Maria Sharapova  Moscow  VDNKh  Karelia   Georgiy Zhzhonov  Russian business  Albina Matveyeva  Russian social networks  Russian economy  society  Boris Messerer  Russian oil and gas industry   The House of Romanov  Russian Cinema  Space Debris  Victor Golyavkin  St. Petersburg  trains  Masyanya  Exhibitions in Moscow  Cherny Dol Lake  Cancer  Sokolniki  Festivals in Moscow  Resources  Parks in Moscow  Russian tourism  Evgeny Dybsky  Nicholai Roerich  Russian drinks  Russian religion  Pussy Riot case  Corvee  Multimedia  Art Festivals  buy Russian designers  The Arctic: Present and Future  FIFA Russia Cities  Krasnodar 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites