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Nikanor
Kharitonovich Onatsky

Russia 
1875−1937
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Born on a farm Khomenkove Poltava region. He studied at the Moscow Stroganov school, OXY (1900 – 1905). Entered the Higher art school at St. Petersburg AI, where at that time taught Repin, but was unable to finish school due to lack of money. Taught painting, drawing, art history in educational institutions of Kharkiv, Sumy, Lebedyna. The poems were published in anthologies and collections. He headed the Commission for the establishment of the first of Sumy Shevchenko monument project I. Kavaleridze. In 1914 he organized the first in Sumy art exhibition. In 1919 became the initiator of creation of the Sumy Museum of art and history, which he headed for 13 years. Collected for the Museum a large number of rare works of Ukrainian, Russian and European art. Fond of the study of Ukrainian art and culture, for which he was accused of Ukrainian nationalism and shot as a former socialist and member of a counterrevolutionary organization. Works are kept in Sumy HMM, HMM Lugansk regional Museum collections in Kiev, Kharkov, Poltava. In 1994 Sumy HMM was named N. Hackage.

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