Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tarkhov

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tarkhov
20.01.1871 (Moscow, Russia) - 05.06.1930 (Orsay, France)

Nationality: Russian


Nikolai Tarkhov was one of the first Russian impressionists. He was born into a wealthy merchant family and studied art independently. In 1897 he met impressionist painter Konstantin Korovin in Crimea, Ukraine, and later worked with him in Korovin's studio in Moscow. Tarkhov debuted in 1899 at the Moscow exhibition World of Art (Mir Iskusstva), after which he moved to Paris where he continued exhibiting in the Salon of Independents. Works by Tarkhov were exhibited alonside works by Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin. Tarkhov’s first personal exhibition took place in St. Petersburg in 1905, in 1906 in Vollard Gallery, Paris. He exhibited his work at the Salon d’Automne, the Salon des Independents in Paris and at Izdebskyes Salon. In 1913 he participated in the Armory Show in New York, Chicago and Boston. Retrospective exhibitions of the painter were held in 1983 at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Leningrad and in 2003 at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Tarkhov was a great master of color. His works are to be found in the leading museums of Russia, Europe and America.

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