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Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky ~ Genre academic painter



Hикола́й Петро́вич Богда́нов-Бе́льский (1868-1945) was an Russian academic, portrait and landscape painter. Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky graduated from Petersburg Academy of Arts where he studied at J. Repin.
At the beginning of the XX th century the pictures of N. Bogdanov-Belsky are exhibited at the established museums of Russia and obtained by them. He also had a flair for portrait painting-he painted the Russian tsar Nikolay II, prince Sergey Alexandrovich and Emperess Maria Fyodorovna.










The artist received the highest award for his contribution into art-the title of Academician full member of the Academy if Arts.
Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky settled in Riga in 1921. Organized a studio, where ethnic Latvians studied too. He was very productive as a portrait and landscape painter. In 1936 was awarded the highest award of Latvia, the Order of the Three Stars.
The collapse of monarchy and the bolshevik power made him move to Riga where he continued painting, especially rural landscapes, the peasants of Latgale.



From 1922-1940 there were held 7 exhibitions of the works of N. Bogdanov-Belsky in Latvia. In 1936 the artist was awarded the order of Three Stars. Many of his paintings are available in the Latvian Art Museum such as “Visit”, “To school”, “Dreamer”.
The artist had to leave Latvia in 1944 and he died in Berlin in 1945.





  • 'Art gives people the joy and happiness to recognize beauty'.
  • 'Children have always fascinated me, I have dedicated my life to them and still do …the world of a child is truly good!' - Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky










































































Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (1868-1945) è stato un pittore Russo. Bogdanov-Belsky è nato nel villaggio di Shitiki in Smolensk Governatorato nel 1868. Ha studiato arte presso l'Semyon Rachinsky raffinata scuola d'arte, icona-pittura presso l'Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra nel 1883, pittura moderna presso la Scuola di Mosca di Pittura, Scultura e Architettura nel 1884-1889, e presso l'Accademia Imperiale di Belle Arti a San Pietroburgo dal 1894-1895 ha lavorato e studiato in privato ​​a Parigi alla fine degli anni 1890.
Bogdanov-Belsky era attivo a San Pietroburgo. Dopo il 1921, ha lavorato esclusivamente in Riga, Lettonia. E' diventato membro di numerose società di primo piano compreso il Peredvizhniki dal 1895, e la Arkhip Kuindzhi Society dal 1909, di cui è stato membro fondatore e presidente 1913-1918.
Bogdanov-Belsky dipinse prevalentemente scene di genere, in particolare dell'educazione dei figli dei contadini, ritratti e paesaggi impressionistici. Divenne pedagogo e accademico nel 1903 Era un membro attivo della Academy of Arts dal 1914. Dal 1921 ha vissuto a Riga. Bogdanov-Belsky morì nel 1945 a Berlino.