Nikolai Fokin

Born: 1869, St Petersburg
Died: 1908, Mustamäki (Finland)

Painter. Born in the family of Mikhail Fokin in St Petersburg (1869). Studied landscape painting under Alexander Kiselyov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1891–96). Academician (1902). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Germany, Paris, London and the Urals (1902–04). Founding member of the New Society of Artists (1903). Painted Impressionist landscapes and gave private lessons to Mikhail Le-Dantiu (1900s). Died at the age of thirty-nine at Mustamäki (now Gorkovskoe) on the Karelian Isthmus (1908). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1894). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1902–09), New Society of Artists (1904–09), Exhibition of Art and Industry in Odessa (1910), Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis (1904, bronze medal), international exhibitions in Munich (1909) and Rome (1911), exhibition of Russian art in London (1910) and memorial exhibition at the New Society of Artists (1909).

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