"The Sea," N.Himona, 1900
oil on cardboard, size is 24.5 x 34.5
"The Sea," N.Himona, 1900

Author: Himana Nikolai Petrovich (1864 -1929)

Russian and Greek artist, teacher.
Artistic skills studied in St. Petersburg.
First came to the parent class CUTR, and in 1889 became a student at the Imperial Academy of arts.
He studied at the landscape class of I. I. Shishkin, then A. I. Kuindzhi, which maintained the friendship all subsequent years.
Graduated in 1897 with the title of class artist for the landscape "Spring storm". The following year, a group of students AIKuindzhi the means of teachers visited Berlin, Dresden, Vienna and Paris.
In 1897-1919, he taught at the Drawing school of the society, where he led decorative-painting workshop, led observably and Saturday classes, from 1900, the inspector of schools.
In 1904 he was elected a full member of the society.
In 1909 he became one of the founders of the Society named after AI Kuindzhi.
In 1916 he was awarded the title of academician.
After the October revolution Himona participated in the 1st and 2nd exhibitions of the Society. AIKuindzhi (1917, 1918); 1st State free exhibition of works of art (1919) and others.
In 1919 emigrated to Greece.
During the 1920-ies Himona traveled extensively in the country, created a series of paintings of the Peloponnese, Crete, Santorini, Lefkada, Corfu. In 1929 moved to the island of Skyros.
In December 1929 Olga Himona staged a posthumous retrospective exhibition of the artist in the Athens gallery Intacton (118 works), and in 1930 — at the London gallery in Arlington.
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