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KRYLOV, Nikifor Stepanovich (1802 - 1831), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KRYLOV, Nikifor Stepanovich (1802 - 1831), Painter

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 1802; died 1831.


Nikifor Krylov is famous for having laid the theoretical foundations for the aesthetic concept of nature and truth with his declaration that whatever is true cannot be ugly, 'it is only a question of differing degrees of grace'.

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