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Andreyev, Nikolay (Platonovich)(ii)locked

(b Serpukhov, Moscow district, Oct 1, 1882; d Serpukhov, April 29, 1947).
  • A. N. Lavrentiev

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Russian photographer. He was the son of a hairdresser. In 1901 Andreyev studied painting and, at the same time, ‘art’ photography. In his later works he successfully combined the qualities of easel painting and photography, and he experimented widely with printing techniques involving oil pigment, bromoil and gum arabic. He was a master of delicate, lyrical landscapes, striving for the broadest tonal generalization of forms in his depictions of the countryside of middle Russia. Among his most famous landscape photographs are the coarse-grained ...

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