Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky

(1868-1945)


Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (Russian: Никола́й Петро́вич Богда́нов-Бе́льский; 1868–1945) was a Russian painter. Bogdanov-Belsky was born in the village of Shitiki in Smolensk Governorate in 1868. He studied art at the Semyon Rachinsky fine art school, icon-painting at the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra in 1883, modern painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1884 to 1889, and at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 1894 to 1895. He worked and studied in private studios in Paris in the late 1890s.