Nikolai Vasilievich Kuzmin

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Nikolai Kuzmin,
Nikolai Vasilievich Kuzmin
Native name
Николай Кузьмин,
Николай Васильевич Кузьмин
EducationStroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry
Known forPainting

Nikolai Vasilievich Kuzmin (Russian: Николай Васильевич Кузьмин) is a Russian painter born in 1938 in Talynskoye, Vachsky District, not far from the town of Nizhny Novgorod. After studying in the Art College of Pavlovo-na-Oke, close to his home village Talynskoye, he entered the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry[1] and became an alumni in 1970. In 1991 he entered the Artists' Union of the USSR, which became in 1992 the Union of Russian Artists.

Nikolai Kuzmin likes painting the architecture of his home town Moscow.[2]

The painter has travelled and painted widely in Western Europe [3][4] and organised some exhibitions there, notably in France.[5][6][7]

In France the artist's exhibitions take place in galleries, museums [8] and annual exhibitions organised in common by artists, such as Art Capital or Souvenir de Corot in Paris and its neighbourhood.

Nikolai Kuzmin's painting is not far from expressionism and fauvism[9].

The painter's work has been strongly influenced by the remembrance of his childhood[10].

Nikolai Kuzmin's favourite painting technique is oil on canvas with spatula.[11] However the artist has also been participating for many years in the Watercolour and Drawing Annual Exhibition in Grand Palais, Paris, France.

In France artist's paintings are available in the Matthieu Dubuc gallery in Rueil-Malmaison, in the vicinity of Paris-La Défense[12].

Nikolai Kuzmin also has regular exhibitions in Russia, notably with the Moscow Union of artists, of which he is a member[13].


  1. ^ Vechernyaya Moskva (Moscow Evening Newspaper) on Saturday 17 May 1997, an article in Russian by Evgeny Nekrasov, picture by Alexander Abaza.
  2. ^ Where Moscow magazine, in September - October 1997, an article in English by I. Petchkin, Editor of the « Moscovite Artist » journal
  3. ^ Yunyi Khudozhnik (Young Artist magazine), 1997, Nikolai Kuzmin recounts his travels to Denmark and England
  4. ^ The Moscow Times, summer 1998, an article in English by Matthew Burger
  5. ^ Le Figaro, on 6 November 2006, an article in French by Armelle Héliot
  6. ^ Nice Matin, 7 April 2007
  7. ^ La Tribune le Progrès, August 22, 2006 - August 28, 2007 - by Pierre-Henri Paulet.
  8. ^ Le Progrès, Lyon, March 2, 2010 by Marie-Pierre Souchon
  9. ^ Universe of the Arts magazine (Univers des Arts), October 2006, by Patrice de la Perrière, editor in chief
  10. ^ Universe of the Arts magazine (Univers des Arts), October November 2011, by Thibault Josset
  11. ^ Artistes Magazine, Éditions du Grand palais, October 2012
  12. ^ (in French) Nikolai Kuzmin's paintings in the médiathèque Jacques Baumel and Maison des Muses gallery (Matthieu Dubuc gallery)
  13. ^ News from the Moscow Union of artists, 2018, #3-4, 'World of painting' (another newspaper from the Moscow Union of artists), March-April 2018, #3-4

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