Nikolai Ulyanov

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Nikolai Ulyanov
1922-1990

Nikolai Ivanovich Ulyanov was born in 1922 in Polukhino, the Tver province. He began painting as a child but volunteered for the war before he received any formal art training. Ulyanov fought in defense of Moscow and then, after graduating from the Tank School he fought in battles at Kursk Arc and Donbass. In 1943, he was injured and became an invalid. It was at this time in his life that he felt his life's calling to be a painter. He began to actively exhibit in Moscow in 1943. In 1950 he graduated with honors from the Moscow Municipal Studio for Invalids of the Great Patriotic War. His Professors at the studio included K. Yuon, I. Zakharov, K. Morozov, and G. Sretensky. In 1958 he became a member of the Union of Artists. He died in 1990.

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

•Member of the Union of Artists, 1958

Exhibitions:(partial list)
The artist has had numeroud exhibitions throughout Russia as well as in Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Germany.
1950, Moscow Art Studio


Collections:(partial list)
Over 100 of his works can be found in museums and private collections throughout the world including Russia, Japan, Germany, France, and the USA.

Nicolay Fine Art
The Train has Gone, 1968, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 135 cm
The Monastery, 1970, Oil on Cardboard, 39 x 85 cm

Pushkin Museum, St. Petersburg
A.S. Pushkin and His Wife in Front of a Mirror, 1937, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 61 in

Russia Artists' Union
My Candle is Burning Down, 1993, Oil on Veneer, 113.5 x 102.5 cm

State Tretyakov Gallery Museum
Loriston in Kutuzov's Camp, 1944-45, Oil on Canvas, 163 x 224 cm
Konstantin Stanislavsky at Work, 1947, Oil on Canvas, 142 x 161 cm


Books:(partial list)
1998 — Socialist Realist Painting, by Matthew Cullerne Bown — p. 170, A.S. Pushkin and His Wife in Front of a Mirror, 1937, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 61 in., Pushkin Museum, St. Petersburg

Additional Information:

(from p.136 of Soviet Impressionism by Vern Grovenor Swanson)

"Nikolai I. Ulyanov's diminutive oil Russian Spring in the Village demonstrates the quintessential impressionist technique. Its scintillating strokes and harmonious chords of color proffered a renewal for Soviet art."