Nikolai Mescherin

Born: 1864, Moscow
Died: 1916, Moscow

Painter, textile factory owner, entrepreneur. Born in the family of a merchant called Vasily Mescherin in Moscow (1864). Studied painting independently, enjoying the advice of Manuel Aladjalov, Vasily Pereplyotchikov and Alexei Korin (late 1890s). Painted landscapes in the style of Impressionism (1900s) and Pointillism (1904). Worked at his Dugino estate and at Plyos and Zvenigorod, painting series of “moonlit nights” and “dawns” in oils and pastels. Member of the Union of Russian Artists (1904). Died in Moscow (1916). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1898). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1898), periodical exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1899–1909), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1900–04), World of Art (1903), Union of Russian Artists (1904–11, 1914–15, 1917), exhibitions of Russian art in Paris (1906) and Berlin (1906) and the Espozizione Internationale in Rome (1911).

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