Nikolai Krymov

Born: 1884, Moscow
Died: 1958, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer, art theorist, teacher. Born in the family of artist Pyotr Krymov in Moscow (1884). Studied under Apollinary Vasnetsov, Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1904–11). Member of the Union of Russian Artists (from 1910). Passed through periods of interest in Impressionism (mid-1900s, 1920s), Symbolism (late 1910s) and Neoclassicism (1910s). Taught at the VKhUTEMAS (1920–22) and Moscow Institute of Polygraphy (1930s). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1949), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1956). Died in Moscow (1958). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1905). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1905, 1906, 1922, 1924), Union of Russian Artists (1906–23), Blue Rose (1907), New Society of Artists (1907), Stephanos (1908), Golden Fleece Salon (1909), Sergei Makovsky Salon (1909), Vladimir Izdebsky Salon (1910), World of Art (1921, 1922), Masters of the Blue Rose (1925), Society of Moscow Artists (1929), International Exhibitions in Brussels (1910), Rome (1911) and Venice (1924) and the exhibitions of Russian art in Vienna (1908), Paris (1910) and Berlin (1922).

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