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Nikolai
Ivanovich Dmitriev

Russia 
1847−1875
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An auditor student at the Academy of fine Arts. Received: in 1856 - 2 and 1 silver medals; in 1857, 1 and 2 silver medals. In 1863 the title of class artist of 2 degrees in painting historical. (Kondakov)

Born in St. Petersburg in 1847, died in Nezhin in 1875.

His father, also an artist, had graduated with honors from St. Petersburg Academy of arts, and was subsequently ordained a priest. His childhood N. I. Dmitriev spent part of Riga, part of Kharkiv. When he was 12 years old, he was orphaned and soon, with the assistance of preosv. Filaret, he entered the Kharkov theological Seminary, and then in the Petersburg Academy of arts. In early childhood, had discovered the ability to painting, and in the Seminary, being 13 years old, have painted portraits; and at the Academy of fine arts he showed rapid progress. In 1856, he received a small, and in 1857 — a large silver medal for drawings from nature. In 1860 he was awarded a small gold medal for "the Scene of the Olympic games". In 1860 he wrote for a gold medal on the theme of the history of Karamzin: "At the wedding of Grand Prince Vasily Vasilyevich Dark robs Prince Vladimir Oblique, brother Shemyaka, a belt with precious stones that once belonged to Dmitry Donskoy who Yurevich took possession of wrong", and in 1865 — "Valhalla" from Norse mythology. After graduating from the Academy of arts with the diploma of teacher of drawing, Dmitriev, after a short-lived stay in St. Petersburg, left him in poor health and settled in Chernihiv, where he held the position of teacher in the female Seminary, a Seminary, a male and female gymnasiums. Having lived in Chernihiv for about 8 years, he went for her health to Theodosius, and from there went to the Caucasus, and in 1875 arrived in Nezhin, where he died from tuberculosis.

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