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GAY, Nikolai Nikolaevich (1831 - 1894), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GAY, Nikolai Nikolaevich (1831 - 1894), Painter, sculptor

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 15 February 1831, in Voronezh, of French descent; died 1 June 1894, in Moscow.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits.

Founder member of the Peredvizhniki (Wanderers) group.

Studied mathematics before becoming a pupil of P. Bassin at the academy of fine arts from 1850 to 1857. He won a scholarship to Italy where he became a teacher in 1864. Gay

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