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Yaroshenko (Ярошенко) Nikolay Alexandrovich

Yaroshenko (Ярошенко) Nikolay Alexandrovich  (1846—1898)

Nikolay Alexandrovich Yaroshenko was a Russian painter. He was born on December 13 1846 in the city of Poltava, to a son of a Russian Army officer. He chose a military career, but also studied art at Kramskoy's drawing school and at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts.

In 1876, he became a leading member of a group of Russian painters called the Peredvizhniki. Yaroshenko retired as a Major General in 1892. He spent his later years in Kislovodsk where he died on July 7 1898 and was later buried in.

Yaroshenko painted many portraits, genre paintings, and drawings. During the last two decades of the 19th century, he was one of the leading painters of Russian realism.

USSR, 1952, Gleb Uspensky


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