Nikolai Petrovich Petrov

Born: 1834, St Petersburg
Died: 1876, Ariccia (near Rome)

Painter, lithographer. Studied under Alexei Markov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1858–63). Awarded minor silver medals (1858, 1859), a major silver medal (1860) and a minor gold medal (1862). Contributed two lithographs to the Russian Art Album (1861). One of the rebellious fourteen students who refused to paint the set topic in the competition for a major gold medal and resigned from the Imperial Academy of Arts (1863). Founding member of the St Petersburg Artel of Artists (1863). Academician (1867). Moved to Italy after contracting tuberculosis (1873). Died in the town of Ariccia and buried at the Cimitero degli Inglesi in Rome (1876).

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