Nikolai Ge

(1831 - 1894)
Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge (from his French ancestral surname "De Gay") was a Russian realist painter and an early Russian symbolist. He was famous for his works on historical and religious subjects.

In 1850, Ge gave up his career in science and enrolled in the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He studied under master painter Pyotr Basin. ...
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