Albert Nikolayevitch Benois

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Albert Nikolayevitch Benois
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Born (1852-03-14)March 14, 1852
Saint Petersburg
Died May 16, 1936(1936-05-16) (aged 84)

Albert Nikolayevitch Benois (Russian: Альберт Николаевич Бенуа) (March 14, 1852 – May 16, 1936) was a talented Russian water-colorist. The Benois family produced many talented artists over several generations. Albert was the elder son of architect Nicholas Benois, brother of artist and theatrical designer Alexandre Benois, uncle of the painter Zinaida Serebriakova, and great-uncle of Sir Peter Ustinov. Albert's daughter Maria married the Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Nikolay Tcherepnin (1873–1945). Their son Alexander Tcherepnin was also a composer and pianist of note. His son Nikolai was married to the opera singer Maria Nikolaevna Kuznetsova.[1]



  1. ^ Salmina-Haskell, Larissa. Russian Paintings and Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Pages 23-24. Published by Ashmolean Museum, 1989