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Nikolai
Vasilyevich Pinegin

Russia 
1883−1940
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He graduated from hood. school (1907) and Petrograd. AH (1916). From 1910 he participated in Arctic expeditions as an artist, photographer and cinematographer. From 1924 he worked in the Arctic, et al. The Arctic Institute (Leningrad), led a number of expeditions. the polar stations, including the New Earth. Paintings and studies of the North, vol. "Foxes in the country" (1931), "notes of a polar Explorer" (1952), etc.

He was born in Yelabuga, Russia. Primary education received in the Kazan art school. In 1916 he graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of arts. Served as the artist-historian of the black sea fleet. From 1910 he participated in exhibitions. From 1920 he lived in exile, worked as a set designer. The author of scenery for the Opera "Boris Godunov" staged at the Royal theatre in Prague. In 1923 in Berlin got acquainted with Maxim Gorky, who praised the talent of the scientist and contributed to the publishing of books. Pinegina on the Russian North. In 1924 he returned to Russia. He carried out research activities in the geophysical stations in the Arctic, participated in the creation of the Arctic Institute and Museum of the Arctic. The author of numerous books on the Russian North. One of the founders of Russian Arctic school of artists. Works are in state Russian Museum, Russian state Museum of Arctic and Antarctic.

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