Nikolai Nevrev

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Self-portrait, (1858), Tretyakov Gallery.

Nikolai Vasilyevich Nevrev (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Не́врев) (1830–1904) was a Russian painter.

Life[edit]

Nevrev was born to a family of merchants in Moscow. At the age of 21, Nevrev entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where he studied under the Russian-Italian painter, Mikhail Scotti. In the 60s, Nevrev painted one of his masterpieces, "The Bargain" (1866), in which he depicted the sale of a serf. His other paintings focused on criticisms of the Church.

Painting[edit]

He temporarily stopped working in the 1870s, for seemingly unknown reasons, but began painting historical art in the 80s. In 1881, Nevrev became a member of the Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions. Nevrev's best work during this time was arguably his genre paintings, each exhibiting a human moral. At the age of 74, Nevrev lost his son and consequently committed suicide.

Commemoration[edit]

On 25 September 1980, the Soviet Union issued a 6 kopek postage stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth (together with that of Konstantin Flavitsky).

An international open-air painting festival is held annually in his honor in the Mogilev Region of Belarus.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Russian Painting, Vladimir Fiala

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