Came from the Moscow burghers. Was a student of the Moscow art class. For success in learning drawing and painting received in 1842 from the St. Petersburg Academy of fine arts degree class artist. In 1843 he became a student of the Academy. He wrote a touching picture of people's life, where the main characters were Russian women with difficult fate. In the State Russian Museum are three of the remarkable work of R. I. Felicia: "the Widow ("Killed")" (1852), "country girl (On the porch of the hut)" (1855), "Sad news (Reading the letter)" (1856). Over the last two paintings the artist was awarded in 1857 the title of academician of painting folk scenes. All work felitsin are a lot of love and sympathy to the characters. To some extent, they are interesting witnesses of time when he created the paintings for in the "Widow" shows a room in the attic where he lives a young woman on the wall which is reinforced with a portrait of the military are distinguishable with the inscription: "Killed in 1848". The same household, and other details are different paintings of the artist. Wrote ri felitsin and portraits of people close to him. He was a man of gentle and sympathetic to the pain of others. So he went and Russian paintings, in which compassion and mercy for others in distress, is an essential component.