Ivan Nikitin

(c. 1690 - 1741)
Ivan Nikitich Nikitin was a Russian painter, an author of portraits and battle paintings.

Ivan Nikitin was born in Moscow to a family of an Orthodox priest. He received his first artistic lessons from a Dutch artist Schwonbek at the engraving shop of the Kremlin Armoury. In 1711 the Armory together with Ivan Nikitin was moved to Saint Petersburg. ...
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