Portrait Of A Lady by Nikolai Vasilievich Kharitonov
Portrait Of A Lady by Nikolai Vasilievich Kharitonov

Portrait of a Lady c1941 by Russian Painter Nikolai Vasilievich Kharitonov (1880 – 1944); also know as Nicholas Basil-Haritonoff an Academic Style portrait painter and a master at painting landscapes.

This is an elegant portrait of a lady with reddish auburn wearing a yellow sitting in a decorative padded chair with decorative wooden frame with gold accent color.

The portrait grabs the attention of the viewer in it simplicity and by the choice of color; with the flowing form of the dress; that makes this elegant woman standout.

Portrait Of A Lady is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Below Info Courtesy RA Gallery – Russian and International Fine Art
Nikolai Kharitonov (Nicholas Basil Haritonoff) was a prominent Russian painter of the Academic School, consider to be a brilliant portraitist and a master of the landscape genre. He was also a pupil of I. E. Repin, who used to combine Realism and Impressionistic tendencies in his artwork as well.

Nikolai Kharitonov was born on December 9, 1880, into a simple peasant family in the village of Plishkino (located in the Dubrovskoye Rural Settlement, Yelovsky DistrictPerm Krai, Russia), which no longer exists.

After graduating from rural school, at the age of twelve, Kharitonov went to his live with his relatives in St. Petersburg, and there obtained a job in the paper shop, and, later, worked in a workshop that specialized in the production of signboards for stores.

Nikolai Vasilyevich then began his artistic education and career in a rather peculiar way. Around 1895 he went to the island of Valaam, where he became an apprentice in the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery; while there he spent most of his time painting icons and religious images for two years; scrupulously studying this ancient painting skills of the monks.

On his return to St. Petersburg, Kharitonov then began attending classes at the Drawing School of the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of the Arts and started developing his proficiency in drawing in a private art studio of a talented academic painter and etcher, L. E. Dmitriev-Kavkazsky.

In 1901, Nikolai Vasilievich joined the Painting Department at the Higher Art School at the Academy of Arts, and a year later began training in the studio of the famous and outstanding artist – I. E. Repin.

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