December 17, 1859 - February 28, 1918
Nicholas Nikanorovich Dubovskoy born in Novocherkassk (5) December 17, 1859 in a family of Cossack elders, the Don.
Initially, he studied at the military school, then in the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (1877-1881) in M. Klodt. Not once traveled to Western Europe and the Middle East. He was a member of the "Society of the Wanderers" (from 1886), since 1899, was part of his reign. Lived mostly in St. Petersburg.
He made his name landscapes, where traditional romantic approach to nature (based on the "composition" of the landscape in the studio), transformed into visionary clarity of boundaries between reality and a full-scale kind of waking dream. In this respect, his paintings are similar works AIKuindzhi, although the latter was much more decisive in its reform of the aesthetic vision. It is this - essentially symbolist - unreal provide innovative art Dubovsky, on the whole quite traditional, and far from some kind of fashion, including Impressionist, effects.
Among his typical works - "Winter" (1884, Tretyakov Gallery), "hushed" (1890, Russian Museum, repetition - the Tretyakov Gallery), "On the Volga" (1892, Tretyakov Gallery), "The November Night" (1900, there same), "sledding" (1900, ibid.)
Often turned to winter Dubovskoy motives loved calm, "calm" state of nature, sometimes giving them a national-romantic tone ("Motherland", about 1903-1905, Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk).
He worked successfully as a teacher - in 1911 he was a professor-head of landscape workshop of the Academy of Fine Arts.
Nicholas died in Petrograd Nikanorovich Dubovskoy February 28, 1918.
An example of great constancy in their chosen path in the works is a wonderful Russian landscape painter Nicholas Nikanorovich Dubovskoy. While studying at the Military School in Kiev, he attracted the attention of educators that have used all my free time drawing. On the advice of the headmaster always draws a young man entered the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under the guidance of one of the best Russian landscape MK Klodt (1877-1881). After the Academy N. Dubovskoy wholly given to the landscape and the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions (TPHV).
He is so devotedly working on sketches, that is sometimes hilarious stories of the character of his colleagues in the arts. Belonging to the younger generation of the Wanderers, N. Dubovskoy as a board member of TPHV does a lot to eliminate conflicts in the partnership, especially when it comes to the relationship "between fathers and sons." Perhaps due to NN Dubovskoy TPHV crisis did not lead to cessation of its existence much earlier in 1923. Among the works of the artist's painting "hushed" (1890), the sending ominous state of nature, she brought him special recognition, including leading figures of Russian landscape. Overall, N. Dubovsky was performed more than 1,000 studies and 400 pictures. Member of the Academy of Fine Arts and professor of landscape class N. Dubovskoy bequeathed a large part of their works and paintings collected by the collection of his childhood town - Novocherkassk.