Painter of wars and king of movements: Nikolai Samokish

Nikolay Semyonovich Samokish , is a Russian painter and illustrator (of Hangroise descent), born October 25, 1860 and died January 18, 1944.
Nikolai lived through all the great wars of the Russian Empire and the USSR: the Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) the revolution of 1905, the First World War (1914-1918), the Bolshevik revolution (1917), the Russian Civil War (1917-1922) and World War II (1939-1944). He illustrated the violence of these wars in various works.
After a youth in Nosivka (in Ukraine), he studied in the Academy of Arts of Saint Petersburg (1879-1885) then in Paris (1885-1888)
He became a professor and member of the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1913. In 1941, Nikolai Samokich received the Stalin Prize.

“Battle of Wafangou, June 15,1904” ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )
“Troïka” ( Image source: ru.wikipedia )
“Аssault of lithuanians” (1912) (Image source: commons.wikimedia )
“Attack of the Kargopol dragon regiment on the French artillery”(1900) ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )
“Three accelerated” (1905) (Image source: ru.wikipedia )
“Russian falconer on horseback” (1942) ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )

Image of title: “Pursuit” (1905), source: en.wikipedia

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