Nikolai Zagorsky

Born: 1849, St Petersburg
Died: 1893, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman, teacher. Born in St Petersburg in the family of a landowner from Ryazan Province called Pyotr Zagorsky (1849). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1864–75, extern until 1866). Awarded the title of first-class artist (1875). Painted portraits of historical figures for the Rumyantsev Museum. Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (from 1880). Founded the Fellowship of Russian Artists and Illustrators. Collaborated with journals. Illustrated the works of Ivan Turgenev, Nikolai Gogol and Alexander Pushkin. Taught at the School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1889–93). Died in St Petersburg (1893).

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