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Nikolai
Alexandrovich Pravdin

Russia 
1893−1981
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Born on 8 (20) Mar 1893 in Palekh. Honored art worker of the RSFSR (1956). Member of the Union of artists of Russian Federation since 1944. Hereditary icon painter. At the age of three lost his father and was taken into the care of a family grandfather - N.M.Corina. In 1901-1907 he studied at the educational workshops of the Committee of guardianship of Russian iconography. Received qualification the icon-wagon (licznika and galichnik). Then worked in icon painting workshop, painted the walls of churches in different cities. From 1926 he worked in the Artel of ancient painting. In the years 1943-1966 taught at the Palekh art school. In 1947 he was elected Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. Died September 1, 1981, buried in Palekh.

N..Pravdin was specializing mainly on portrait miniature. Engaged in easel painting, restoration (frescoes of the assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin (1947)), design of books. Themes of works: literature, history, battle. Participated in exhibitions since 1933.

Work N..Pravdina are stored in museums: gmpi, PIM, Umgeni, Ivanovo OC, DEM, HF Russia.

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