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Mikhail Nesterov
/1862-1942/

Mikhail Nesterov was a renowned painter, associated with the Peredvizhniki and Mir Iskusstva movements. He played a significant role in introducing Symbolist art to Russia. Born into a merchant family, Nesterov's father supported his artistic aspirations while emphasizing the importance of practical skills. He attended various art schools, including the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, where he studied under notable teachers such as Pavel Sorokin, Illarion Pryanishnikov, and Vasily Perov. Disappointed with the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, he returned to Moscow and received guidance from Alexei Savrasov and Vladimir Makovsky.

Nesterov initially sustained himself by illustrating magazines and books while working on historical paintings. His talent gained recognition with his renowned artwork "The Hermit," which was exhibited at the Peredvizhniki exhibition in 1889 and acquired by Pavel Tretyakov. This success allowed him to travel extensively throughout Europe. Upon his return, Nesterov continued to create remarkable pieces, including "The Vision to the Youth Bartholomew," the first in a series portraying the life of Saint Sergius. This series, comprising fifteen large canvases, became a lifelong endeavor for Nesterov, spanning fifty years of his artistic career.


The artist's portrait was reconstructed using Artificial Intelligence (AI).