First Snow in the Umba Village
Musings on Art® is a direct importer of Soviet Realism, Russian Impressionism and the Leningrad School of Painting Nikolai Galakhov was born May 29, 1928, in Kazan City on the Volga River in Russia. In 1947, he was admitted into the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, graduating in 1953. In 1954-1956 Galakhov continued his postgraduate study at the Repin Institute of Arts. Since 1951 Galakhov participated in art exhibitions mostly as a master landscape and genre scene painter. The leading place for Galakhov belongs to the landscapes of the Volga River. His paintings are sustained in the strict, almost classical tradition of Russian landscape painting. In the 1960s Galakhov discovered Karelia, which became a turning point in his career. In 1984 Nikolai Galakhov was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of Russian Federation. His has had solo exhibitions in St. Petersburg (1988, 2010, 2013). Paintings by Galakhov reside in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, as well as art museums and private collections throughout Russia, China, England, USA, Japan and in other countries.