Biography and informationEdit
5.5.1901. Painter. A certificate of completion issued by the CVC on the basis of the qualification Commission, who reviewed provided sketches and studies recent stage 4 of the course on skill.
(1901, p. Vasil Vyatka province – 1996, St. Petersburg)
Painter, graphic artist. Delegate to all congresses of artists of the RSFSR and the USSR.
Studied painting since 1921, first at the art Studio at Watkinson the House of culture, together with E. I. by Carolinam and Y. A. Vasnetsov, and then, in 1922 – 1926, – at the Higher art and technical Institute in Petrograd – Leningrad in A. I. Savinov, A. E. Karev,
M. V. Matyushin.
In 1930 – 1931 was in a creative assignment in Kazakhstan. The final work – the painting "Shock work at threshing on the farm" was acquired by the Russian Museum.
A member of the Union of Soviet artists since 1932.
In the 30 years I have traveled around the country with his wife, artist A. A. Fire.
Since 1939 began to work on color lithography in an experimental workshop at the Losh, went to the graphics section.
During the war he lived in Kazan, together with D. B. Daran organized publishing of postcards Patriotic themes. Worked as an artist-decorator in the local youth Theatre. Upon returning to Leningrad was engaged in illustrating books.
He travelled all over the country (Kirov and Vologda region, Armenia, Tatarstan, city of Vladimir-Suzdal Russia, Ukraine) and abroad (cruise on the Danube, Norway, Bulgaria). The 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth (1970) prepared a series of prints of "Lenin in Kazan."
Solo exhibitions N. And. Kostrova was held in 1937, 1962, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1996 .
The artist's works are in state Russian Museum, in art museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, France and other countries.