Daniel Chorny

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Daniil Chyorny (Russian: Даниил Чёрный) (c. 1360–1430) was a Russian monk and icon painter.

Fresco Bosom of Abraham by Daniil Chyorny


Together with his companion Andrei Rublev and other painters, Chyorny worked at the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir (1408) and Trinity Cathedral in the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (1420s). Some icons for these cathedrals are believed to have been painted by Chyorny.


The icons of the Assumption Cathedral are currently displayed at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.