Nikolai Dmitrevsky

Born: 1890, Han-k’ou (China)
Died: 1938, Butovo (near Moscow)

Engraver, draughtsman, book illustrator, graphic artist. Born in the family of Russian diplomat Pavel Dmitrevsky in the town of Han-k’ou (now Wuhan) in eastern China (1890). Studied at the drawing classes of the Northern Circle of Lovers of Fine Art in Vologda, under Dmitry Kardovsky (1910) and at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1911–15). Lived in Vologda (1918–28) and Moscow (1928–38). Illustrated Russian folk tales in a cycle of works (1934). Accused of spying for Germany and arrested by the NKVD (1937). Executed by shooting and buried at the Butovo Firing Range near Moscow (1938). Posthumously rehabilitated (1957). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1912).

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