Nikolai Philippovich Petrov

Born: 1872, Beketovo (Voronezh Province)
Died: 1941, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Born in the family of Philipp Petrov in the village of Beketovo in Voronezh Province (1872). Studied under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1892–1901). Awarded the title of artist (1901). Founding member of the New Society of Artists (1904), member of the Union of Russian Artists (1910). Academician (1916). Taught at Penza School of Art (1910–36, director 1910–18) and the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad (1936–41, head of the department of painting 1937–39). Died in the Siege of Leningrad (1941). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1896), including Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung at the Glaspalast in Munich (1909, gold medal), Esposizione Internazionale in Rome (1911) and Play and Passion in Russian Fine Art at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (1999).

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